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Carl Hudson
 
November 7, 2018 | Carl Hudson

Wine Club November, 2018

The weather has changed here in Texas as temperatures are dropping along with leaves from the trees.  We have endured the heavy rains, and occasional flooding in October.  It is now time for fall weather and another 4.0 Cellars Wine Club Release.  The Wine Club Pickup Parties are scheduled on Sundays:  4-Nov, 11-Nov, & 18-Nov.  If you Wine Club Members 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 during Club Sundays or online during the two weeks in between. 

The red wine allocation includes three tasty offerings, including one from each of our three partner/owners.  A new vintage of Holiday Red is included to share with family and accompany your holiday fare.

Brennan Vineyards Tempranillo 2016 Texas                                           

Grape(s):  Estate fruit; Tempranillo 79% from Newburg Vyd & Malbec 21% from Comanche Vyd, Comanche County, TX
Fermented cool in SS tanks, aged 18 mo. in French & American oak barrels; 14.6% ABV, 0.1% RS (DRY)
Youthful ruby color; aromas of cherries & bramble berries; fruit flavors of tart blackberries & black cherries along with notes of freshly turned soil, suede leather, & pipe tobacco; beautifully structured, well-balanced, finishes with lush, ripe tannins 

McPherson Cellars Mourvèdre 2017 Texas (TX High Plains)                               

Grape(s):  Mourvèdre 100% sourced from Lahey Vyds & Farmhouse Vyds near Brownfield in Terry County, TX
Harvested at 25.5oBrix; fermented in SS tank at 78oF, total skin contact 24 days, aged 6 mo. in French oak barrels; 13.8% ABV, 0.2% RS (DRY), pH 3.77
A lighter style Mourvèdre with aromas of cherry, blackberry & vanilla cream notes; flavors mirror the aromas; fruit forward with a smooth, easy finish 

Lost Oak Winery Holiday Red 2017 TX High Plains                                   

Grape(s):  Merlot 50% from Diamante Doble Vyd, Tokio, Terry County, TX, & Ruby Cabernet 50% from Krick Hill Vyd, Levelland, Hockley County, TX
Fermented in SS tank with 30 days skin contact; blended & aged 13 mo in American & French oak barrels (neutral); sweetened, & stabilized before bottling; 13.1% ABV, 1.25% RS (hint of sweetness)
This festive blend is a holiday tradition from Lost Oak Winery; lots of bright red fruit aromas & flavors; finished with a hint of sweetness to accompany a wide range of holiday fare, from turkey & ham, to cornbread dressing & sweet potato casserole 

The white wines for this allocation also include an offering from each of our three partner/owners:  Brennan Vineyards, McPherson Cellars and Lost Oak Winery. 

Lost Oak Winery Viognier 2017 TX High Plains                                     

Grape(s):  100% Viognier from Bingham Family Vyds, Meadow, TX, Terry County
Fermented cold & aged 10 mo in SS tank; 14.4% ABV, 0.8% RS (essentially dry)
Aroma of wildflower blossoms; fruit flavors of pineapple & pear with citrus notes at the crisp finish; bright & fresh with good balance; rich enough for seafood & white meat dishes at the table, but smooth enough for just sipping

Brennan Vineyards Roussanne Reserve 2016 TX High Plains                             

Grape(s):  Roussanne 100%, from Reddy Vyd, Brownfield, Terry County, TX
Mechanically harvested, pressed & SS tank fermented cold, aged in SS tank; 13.3% ABV, 0.1% RS (DRY)
Pale straw color; youthful aromas of lychee fruit & banana cream pie; fruit flavors of ripe gala apples with butterscotch notes; well-balanced acidity on a long, rich finish; pairs well with seafood & poultry, especially that Thanksgiving turkey. 

McPherson Cellars Grenache Blanc 2017 Texas (TX High Plains)                         

Grape(s):  Grenache Blanc 100% from Lahey Vineyards in Terry County, TX
Harvested at 22.0oBrix; fermented in SS tank at 57oF, no skin contact, aged 6 mo. in SS tank; 12.5% ABV, 0.4% RS (DRY), pH 3.41
An easy-drinking white with soft floral, citrus & melon fruit aromas & flavors; notes of herbal tea; round & moderately full-bodied with notable acidity on a long finish

Brennan Vineyards produced one of the three sweet wines for this allocation, and the other two come from Lost Oak Winery. 

Austin Street Comanche Rose 2016 TX High Plains  (by Brennan Vineyards)              

Grape(s):  Cinsault 91% & Roussanne 7% from Reddy Vineyard, Brownfield, Terry County, TX; Mourvedre 2% Newburg Vyd, Comanche County, TX
Skin contact only in the press, fermented cold in SS tank; sweetened & stabilized before bottling; 13.1% ABV, 3.5% RS (med. sweet)
Light, slightly sweet, refreshing with flavors of strawberry & pear, hisbiscus & rose hip tea; soft & easy finish; pairs well with cheeses, ball-game snacks, BBQ & Mexican food

Vintage Lane CranCouture N.V. TX High Plains (by Lost Oak Winery)                     

Grape(s):  Riesling 100% from Diamante Doble Vyd, Tokio, Terry County, TX, plus natural cranberry flavoring
Fruit was mechanically harvested, fermented cold in SS tanks; flavored, sweetened, stabilized & bottled, 12.3% ABV, 3.0% RS (semi-sweet).
Reddish pink color; moderately sweet wine with cranberry aromas & flavors; lovely balanced acidity from the Riesling fruit; should pair well with many holiday dishes and softer, mild cheeses

Lost Oak Winery Sweet Duet 2016 TX High Plains                                      

Grape(s):  Riesling 50% & Orange Muscat 50% from Diamante Doble Vyd, Tokio, Terry County, TX
Fermented cold, blended, aged 13 mo. in SS tank, sweetened & stabilized before bottling; 12% ABV, 5% RS (sweet)
This low alcohol sweet wine provides pleasant drinking with snacks, just sitting on the patio, or out by the pool; aromas of ginger & sweet pea flowers; fruit flavors of ripe golden delicious apples, nectarines, & blood oranges; clean finish with mouth-filling sweetness & balanced-acidity

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