Winner’s Tank highlights what can be accomplished when an extremely talented winemaker gets his hands on some premium, Langhorne Creek fruit. Winner’s Tank is a
relatively new venture between Reid Bosward of Kaesler vineyards, and David and Cathy Knight, owners of the Winner’s Tank site. Bosward was more heavily involved in the
earlier vintages as David continued his eonology degree. Today Knight bears the majority of the winemaking responsibilites but is able to evaluate each vintage with Bosward and
call on him as needed. The wine was fermented under temperature controlled conditions and then briefly aged in French wood to produce a fruit driven style that shows more of the ripe shiraz characters, little oak impact, a smooth textured, glycerin laden mouthfeel and early drinking. The wine has been bottled under stelvin to preserve the fruit character while eliminating spoilage and bottle variation arising from cork taint.The grapes were harvested from David and Cathy Knight’s estate vineyards. Langhorne Creek Shiraz generally suits
this style of wine well as Shiraz fruit from the region has no problem reaching this level of ripeness displaying ripe berry characters. Furthermore Langhorne Creek Shiraz characteristically has a soft tannin structure that contributes to mouthfeel and early drinkablity.