It’s a good day when several Texas wineries are under one roof where you can taste a wide selection of wines. The Texas Wine Growers recently hosted a tasting its 11 members, including the newest Augusta Vin and Torr Na Lochs.
Held at the beautiful Perissos Vineyard and Winery surrounded by estate vineyards, the event featured 22 wines from the member wineries.
My biggest takeaway from this event: I loved the lighter style, lower alcohol red wines that several wineries poured. Specifically, the Southold Farm and Cellar 2017 Foregone Conclusion Alicante Bouschet (10.6 abv, carbonic) and 2018 Weapon of Choice Cabernet Sauvignon (12.8), the Perissos Vineyards 2017 Aglianico (13.1), Lost Draw Cellars 2018 Mourvedre (13.8), and Westcave Cellars 2017 Petite Sirah (12.3).
(While not part of this tasting, I recently tasted the Pedernales Cellars 2019 semi-carbonic Carignan, coming in at 12.6 abv, with cranberry, cherry and herbal notes.)
My favorite whites at the Texas Wine Growers tasting were the Lost Draw Cellars 2019 Picpoul Blanc and the Calais Winery 2018 Cuvee du Rocher Sauvignon Blanc – both with prominent lime notes.
If you are craving a bigger red, look for the Augusta Vin 2017 Malbec and Torr Na Lochs 2017 Syrah and 2017 Malbec.
Cheers to your Texas wine adventures!