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Brennan Vineyards, Texas, Tempranillo/Nero d’Avola Blend, ‘Austin Street Red,’ 2010

Producer: Brennan Vineyards
Appellation: Texas
Vineyard Name: Comanche, Newburg, Blue & Cross Plains
Wine Type: Dry Red
Varietal: Tempranillo (42%), Nero d’Avola (23%), Merlot (14%), Cab (11%), Syrah (5%), Ruby Cab (5%)
Vintage: 2010
Bottled: March 2012
Total Production: 659 cases
Brix at Harvest: 21-23.8
pH: 3.71
Alcohol: 13.1%
Price $18.00
www.brennanvineyards.com

Date of Review: 1/31/2014       Time: 3:30pm                     Glassware: ISO
Quality of Style: 4                   Drinkability:4.5                   DK 83/100

 

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Texas Hills Vineyards, Texas High Plains, Newsom Vineyard, Sangiovese, 2012

Producer: Texas Hills Vineyard
Appellation: Texas High Plains
Vineyard Name: Newsom Vineyard
Wine Type: Dry Red
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Vintage: 2010
Bottled: July 2011
Total Production: 828 cases
Brix at Harvest: 26.5
pH: 3.45
Alcohol: 13.8%
Price $17.50
www.texashillsvineyard.com/

Date of Review: 1/9/2014                   Time: 6:30pm                             Glassware: ISO
Quality of Style: 4                             Drinkability:4.5                           DK 83/100

 

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Lewis Wines, Texas High Plains, Viognier, 2012

Producer: Lewis Wines
Appellation: Texas High Plains
Other: Bingham Family Vineyards
Wine Type: Dry White
Varietals: 100% Viognier
Vintage: 2012
Total Production: 328 cases
pH: 3.9
Alcohol: 13.9%
Price $24.00
www.lewiswines.com/

Date of Review: 1/17/2014               Time: 9:00am                               Glassware: ISO
Quality of Style: 5                           Drinkability: 5                               DK 90/100

 

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Messina Hof, Texas, Cabernet Franc, ‘Paulo,’ 2012

Producer: Messina Hof
Appellation: Texas
Wine Type: Dry Red
Varietal: 89% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2012
Total Production: 1388 bottles (115 cases)
Brix at Harvest: 25.0
pH: 3.65
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price $44.00
www.messinahof.com
Date of Review: 2/6/2014                   Time: 11:00am                            Glassware: ISO
Quality of Style: 4.5                          Drinkability: 5.0                           DK 93/100

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Bending Branch Winery, Texas High Plains, Reddy Vineyard, Mourvèdre, 2012

Producer: Bending Branch Winery
Appellation: Texas High Plains
Vineyard Name: Reddy Vineyard
Wine Type: Dry Red
Varietal: Mourvèdre
Other: Cryo-Maceration
Vintage: 2011
Bottled: September 2013
Total Production: 145 cases
Brix at Harvest: 22.0
pH: 3.8
Alcohol: 13.7%
Price $28.00
www.bendingbranchwinery.com

Date of Review: 1/23/2014                   Time: 1:15pm                        Glassware: ISO
Quality of Style: 4.5                            Drinkability:4.5                      DK 92/100

 

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Flat Creek Estate Winery, Texas, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, 2010

Producer: Flat Creek Estate Winery
Appellation: Texas High Plains
Vineyard Name: Newsom Vineyard
Wine Type: Dry Red
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2010
Bottled: October 2012
Total Production: 300 cases
Brix at Harvest: 24
pH: 3.77
Alcohol: 13.6%
Price $34.95
www.flatcreekestate.com

Date of Review: 12/18/2013                     Time: 1:20pm                             Glassware: ISO
Quality of Style: 4.5                                Drinkability: 4.5                          DK 91/100

 

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William Chris Vineyards, Texas High Plains, Orange Muscat-Chenin Blanc ‘Mary Ruth,’ 2012

Producer: William Chris Vineyards
Appellation: Texas High Plains
Wine Type: Dry White
Varietals: 53% Orange Muscat, 47% Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2012
Total Production: 922 cases
pH: 3.57
%RS: 0.63
Alcohol: 12.9%
Price $20.00
www.williamchriswines.com

Date of Review: 12/19/2013              Time: 2:00pm                        Glassware: Bordeaux White
Quality of Style: 4.5                         Drinkability: 5                        DK 87/100

 

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