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September 1, 2017 | Wine Club | Carl Hudson

Wine Club September, 2017

It’s time for another 4.0 Cellars Wine Club Release.  The Wine Club Pickup Parties are scheduled on Sundays:  10-Sep & 17-Sep.  There is also a Wine Club Winemakers’ Dinner scheduled on Saturday, 16-Sep.  If you would like to join the party and share time with lots of other club members, check the website (www.fourpointwine.com) and make your reservations.  We would love to share your company, and remember that you can enjoy the 30% discount on wine purchases (on-site or online) on Club Sundays and during the week in between. 

The three red wines for this allocation represent each of our owner/partner wineries. 

Brennan Vineyards Tempranillo 2015 Texas                                           

Grape(s):  Tempranillo 100% (92% from estate Newburg Vyd & 8% from Cottonwood Springs/Nubbin Ridge Vyd)
Crushed & fermented in SS tank, aged 13 months in American & French oak barrels; 14.6% ABV, pH 3.62, 0.1% RS (DRY)
Ruby color with brickish rim; fruit forward with aromas of black cherries & blackberries; flavors echo the same fruits, with notes of freshly turned soil, wet leather and pipe tobacco; well-balanced wine with lush tannins at the finish. 

Lost Oak Winery Rain Dance Red 2015 TX High Plains                              

Grape(s):  Merlot 40% & Tempranillo 40% from Bingham Family Vyds, Meadow, TX, Terry County; Ruby Cabernet 20% from Krick Hill Vyd, Levelland, TX, Hockley County
Fermented in SS tanks, blended & aged 11 mo in American & French oak barrels (mix of new & used); 13.3% ABV, <0.1% RS (DRY)
Rich cherry & blackberry fruit aromas & flavors; notes of earth & pipe tobacco; definitely toasty oak character with a long, slightly tannic finish

McPherson Cellars Les Copains Red Table Wine 2015 Texas                            

Les Copains is a French term meaning “the buddies”

Grape(s):  Mourvedre 30%, Carignan 28%, Syrah 21%, Cinsault 19%, Grenache 2% sourced from Lost Draw Vyd, Brownfield, TX, Terry County
Fermented in SS tank & aged 12 mo. in medium toast French oak barrels (20% new); 13.8% ABV, 0.3% RS (DRY)
Classic characteristics of a Rhône blend – ripe fruit, warmth & earthy richness; wild strawberry & cherry fruit with herbal spice notes; bright acidity frames a gentle finish that pairs well with lighter meat dishes. 

The three white wines for this allocation also represent each of our owner/partner wineries. 

Lost Oak Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Texas                                          

Grape(s):  100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from Burning Daylight Vyds near Rendon, TX (in Johnson County just east of Lost Oak Winery & Burleson)
Fermented cold & aged 9 mo in SS tank; 13.8% ABV, 0.5% RS (essentially dry)
Crisp wine perfect for warm afternoons on the porch; flavors & aromas of pear & pumelo fruit with delicate minerality on a light, but lively finish. 

McPherson Cellars Chenin Blanc Old Vines 2016 TX High Plains                     

Grape(s):  Chenin Blanc 100% sourced from the nearly 40 year-old Vasquez Vyd located near Lubbock, TX
Fermented cold & aged in SS tank; 13.0% ABV, 0.3% RS (DRY)
From one of the oldest vineyards in Texas, this brilliant white wine offers apple, melon and floral aromas that lead to rich, crushed apple & citrusy flavors; the finish has mineral-driven undertones & crisp acidity 

Brennan Vineyards Lily Reserve 2015 Texas                                            

Grape(s):  Muscat of Alexandria 100%, estate Newburg Vyd, Comanche County
Fermented cold at 52 degrees & aged in SS tank without malolactic fermentation; 13.2% ABV; 0.1% RS (DRY)
This special reserve wine offers aromas of white flowers, citrus blossom & vanilla bean; flavors of clementines, nectarines & bananas with notes of honey & toasted almonds; finishes with palate tingling acidity

The three sweet wines for this allocation represent new versions of two old favorites, and one new offering from Lost Oak Winery. 

Lost Oak Winery Soprano 2016 TX High Plains                                         

Grape(s):  Gewurztraminer 50% & Orange Muscat 50% from Diamante Doble Vyds outside Tokio, TX, Terry County
Fermented & aged 11 mo in SS tanks without malolactic fermentation; 13.0% ABV, 3.5% RS (semi-sweet)
Aromas of honeysuckle, mandarin orange & lychee.  Flavors of mandarin orange, honey & ruby red grapefruit.  Nicely balanced finish makes this perfect for the porch or pool

Vintage Lane Life’s A Peach N.V. TX High Plains (Lost Oak Winery)                   

Grape(s):  Riesling 26% & Gewurztraminer 26% from Diamante Doble Vyd near Tokio, TX, Terry County; Orange Muscat 24% & Muscat Cannelli 24% from Krick Hill Vyds, Levelland, TX, Hockley County
Fermented cold & aged in SS tanks; blended & sweetened at bottling to about 4% R.S. (semi-sweet); 12.3% ABV
This medium-bodied sweet wine with natural peach flavor has a velvety, rich peach aroma & flavor, perfect for warm weather sipping

La Diosa Sangria N.V. TX High Plains (McPherson Cellars)                             

Grape(s):  Blend of Texas High Plains grapes – white & red
13.0% ABV, medium sweet

Dark color; sweet cherry & plum aromas; flavors of cherry & cranberry compote with citrusy notes; round & fruity finish with good acidity to balance the sweetness.  This is a warm fall-day “patio sipper” created for La Diosa Cellars, a Bistro & Tapas Bar owned by Sylvia McPherson, located across the street from McPherson Cellars in downtown Lubbock, TX

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