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June 6, 2018 | Wine Club | Carl Hudson

Wine Club June, 2018

It is definitely summertime here in Texas as temperatures soar into the 90+ degree range and sometimes violent thunderstorms appear without much warning.  And, it is time for another 4.0 Cellars Wine Club Release.  The Wine Club Pickup Parties are scheduled on Sundays:  3-Jun & 10-Jun.  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.  Remember that you can enjoy a 30% discount on wine purchases, on-site for Club Sundays or online during the week in between. 

Three very nice red wines are included in this allocation, as noted below.  The Italian Field Blend from Kim McPherson represents a new wine for the portfolios at 4.0 Cellars and McPherson Cellars. 

Brennan Vineyards Buffalo Roam 2016 Texas                                         

Grape(s):  Syrah 40%, Comanche Vineyard, Comanche County; 33% Field Blend of various grapes, Newburg & Comanche Vineyards; 27% Montepulciano, Diamante Doble Vineyard, Tokio, TX, Terry County 
Fermented in SS tanks, blended to 13.5% ABV, 0.1% RS (DRY)
Bright ruby color; sour cherry & cranberry fruit aromas plus notes of smoke & wet leather; medium body, balanced acidity with sturdy tannins at the finish allow this wine to pair with a wide array of foods 

Lost Oak Winery Double Diamond Merlot 2016 TX High Plains                        

Grape(s):  Merlot 100% from Diamante Doble Vineyard near Tokio, TX, Terry County
Fermented in SS tank & aged 14 mo. in French & American oak barrels; 14.0% ABV, <0.1% RS (DRY).
Rich aromas of Morello cherries & ripe raspberry fruit; velvety smooth palate feel with notes of ginger & black pepper; rich finish with ripe, dusty tannins

McPherson Cellars Italian Field Blend (IFB) 2016 TX/NM                                

Grape(s):  Montepulciano 30%, Aleatico 22%, Refosco 22%, Barbera 14%, Sangiovese 10%, & Dolcetto 2%; sourced from Paolo Vineyards, Deming, NM, and Lepard Vineyards, Brownfield, TX, Terry County
Fermented in SS tank with 40 days skin contact; aged in SS tank (no oak contact) to enhance fruit forward style; 13.4% ABV, 0.3% RS (DRY)
These Italian varieties produce wine with racy acidity, ripe red fruit character, & soft tannins; aromas of black cherry & berry jams with flavors to match; fruity with a bright, mellow finish; perfect for summertime cookouts & picnics

The white wines for this allocation actually include a Rosé from Brennan Vineyards, and a bottling each from McPherson Cellars and Lost Oak Winery. 

Brennan Vineyards Dry Rosé 2016 Texas                                                

Grape(s):  Mourvedre 71%, Newburg Vyd, Comanche County, & Grenache 29%, Reddy Vyd, Brownfield, TX, Terry County, Texas High Plains
Fermented & aged in SS tank (no malolactic fermentation; 14.3% ABV; (DRY)
Full-bodied white with fruit flavors of peach cobbler, grilled pineapple, & Meyer lemons with notes of tea leaves & stony minerality; long, impressive finish; pairs well with charcuterie, shrimp, & grilled chicken

McPherson Cellars Marsanne 2016 Texas High Plains                                 

Grape(s):  Marsanne 100% sourced from Timmons Ranch in Terry County, TX
Fermented cold & aged in SS tank; 13.6% ABV, 0.2% RS (DRY)
Marsanne is native to the Rhône Valley of France & normally used for blending with other white varieties; standing alone, this easy drinking white offers

floral, citrus & melon fruit aromas & flavors with notes of toasted almonds & herbal tea. The wine is round & moderately full-bodied with a luscious finish 

Lost Oak Winery Quartet 2017 TX High Plains                                         

Grape(s):  Viognier 50%, Bingham Family Vyds, Meadow, TX, Terry County; 23% Malvasia Bianca & 8% Vermentino, Burning Daylight Vyds, Rendon, TX, Tarrant County; 19% Chardonel, Post Oak Vyds, Burleson, TX, Johnson County
 Fermented cold & aged 9 months in SS tank without malolactic fermentation; 13.8% ABV; <0.1% RS (DRY)
Floral aromas of peach & orange blossoms; green apple & white grapefruit flavors with tangy notes of ginger; racy finish with balanced acidity

Brennan Vineyards has produced two of the three sweet wines for this allocation, one bottled under the 4.0 Cellars label.  The other sweet wine is a long-time warm-weather favorite from McPherson Cellars. 

4.0 Cellars Sweet Dreams N.V. TX High Plains  (by Brennan Vineyards)                  

Grape(s):  Orange Muscat 50%, Farmhouse Vyds, Meadow, TX, Terry County; Roussanne 50%, Oswald Family Vyds, Brownfield, TX, Terry County
Fermented cold in SS tanks; blended & sweetened before bottling; 14.3% ABV, 5.4% RS (sweet)
Gold citrine in color; aromatic aromas of ripe peaches, apricot, pear, & honeysuckle; flavors of honey, nectarine, & pineapple with notes of citrus zest; nicely balanced sweetness & acidity on the finish for those with a sweet tooth. 

McPherson Cellars La Diosa Sangria 2017 TX High Plains                                

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 warm-day “patio sipper” was created for La Diosa Cellars, a Bistro & Tapas Bar owned by Sylvia McPherson, located across the street from McPherson Cellars in downtown Lubbock, TX

Austin Street Three White Chicks 2016 Texas  (by Brennan Vineyards)                  

Grape(s):  Chardonnay 56% & Muscat of Alexandria 29%, Newburg Vineyard, Newburg, TX, Comanche County; Malvasia Bianca 15%, Farmhouse Vineyards, Meadow, TX, Terry County, Texas High Plains 
Fruit was mechanically harvested, separately fermented cold in SS tanks; blended, stabilized & bottled, 13.9% ABV, 2.75% RS (semi-sweet).
Pale straw color with green hues; aromas of honeydew melon, pears & pineapple plus floral notes of gardenia & jasmine; pear, pineapple & lychee fruit on the palate with anise & honey notes carry to a well-balanced finish

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