Y. Rousseau Wines is a dream that began long ago in the South-West of France and continues to grow and evolve today. Yannick Rousseau, French native, founder and winemaker, followed his heart and passion for winemaking all the way to Napa Valley where he met his Texan-born wife, Susan. Born in Gascony, France to the son of a butcher, he makes his wines with the heart of a Gascon using the earth, elements and fruit of California. Bringing together these passions of place, time and the elements requires hard work with a gentle hand to produce the alchemy of stand-apart wines. Son Of a Butcher shows the softer side of Yannick’s favorite red grape, Tannat, and its amazing potential as a blending variety. Color: Deep black cherry. Nose: Bright, complex, generous and profound with notes of baked blackberry pie, dry sage, white pepper, licorice, medium roast coffee, forest floor and subtle French oak. Mouth: Supple attack, delicate roundness, full-bodied, offering sweet spices, pure dark berries, silky tannins and fresh long finish. Blend: 30% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Sirah.