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Red Blends – 2014

The Red Blends category featured 28 wines (17 producers and 9 single vineyards) that came from grapes sourced from across the state; sixteen (57%) were appellated Texas, seven (25%) from the Texas Hill Country and five (18%) from the Texas High Plains. The prices of the wines submitted ranged from $14 to $50 and included the following; 3 from the 2010 vintage, 6 from the 2011 vintage, 14 from 2012, 1 from 2013 and 4 were multi-vintage wines.

The Top 5 Rated Red Blends:

  1. Llano Estacado, Texas, ‘Viviano Superiore Rosso’ 2010, Highly Recommended, $35

  2. Lost Oak Winery, Texas, ‘Vintage Lane-Dawson Red’ 2010,Highly Recommended,  $25

  3. Messina Hof Winery, Texas, ‘GSM’ MV – Highly Recommended, $13

  4. Landon Winery, Texas, ‘The Texan’ Reserve, 2011 – Recommended, $50

  5. McPherson Cellars, Texas, ‘La Herencia’ 2012 – Recommended, $14

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