,

Dry Rosé | 2015

rose

The Dry Rosé category featured 20 Texas wines (from 15 producers and 6 single vineyards) that came from grapes sourced from across the state; Ten (50%) were appellated Texas, Four (20%) from the Texas Hill Country and Six (30%) from the Texas High Plains.  The average prices of the wines submitted was $17, which ranged from $11 to $30 and included the following: 1 from 2013, and 19 from 2014.

The Top 3 Rated Dry Rosés:

  1. Brennan Vineyards, Texas (Comanche County),Mourvèdre Rosé, 2014- Highly Recommended – $20
  2. Calais Winery, Texas,‘La Cuvée De Gaston’ (Mourvèdre based rosé) 2014 – Recommended – $30
  3. Lewis Wines, Texas Hill Country, Parr Vineyards, Mourvèdre Rosé, 2014 – Recommended – $30

Scores

,

Roussanne | 2015

SB-083011

The Roussanne category featured 8 wines, from 7 producers.  Three (38%) were appellated Texas and the remaining five (62%) from the Texas High Plains.  The average prices of the wines submitted was $25.43, which ranged from $16 to $42 and included the following: 3 from 2012, 1 from 2013 and 4 from 2014.

The Top 3 Rated Roussanne:

  1. Kuhlman Cellars, Texas High Plains, Roussanne, 2014 – Highly Recommended – $32

  2. McPherson Cellars, Texas High Plains, Roussanne Reserve, 2014 – Highly Recommended – $22

  3. McPherson Cellars, Texas, Roussanne, 2014 – Recommended – $21

 

Scores

There were not enough wines submitted into this category to warrant a report or a Top 10 list. The scores and tasting notes for the three wines above are on the scores page.

d

d

d

,

Viognier | 2015

The Viognier category featured 20 wines (from 15 producers and 5 single vineyards) that came from grapes sourced from across the state; Ten (50%) were appellated Texas, two (10%) from the Texas Hill Country and eight (40%) from the Texas High Plains.  The average prices of the wines submitted was $22, which ranged from $12 to $30 and included the following: 1 from 2011, 9 from 2012, 1 from 2013 and 9 from 2014.

The Top 3 Rated Viognier:

  1. McPherson Cellars, Texas Viognier, 2014 – Highly Recommended – $16

  2. Blue Ostrich Winery, Texas, Viognier, 2014 – Highly Recommended – $22

  3. Lost Oak Winery, Texas High Plains, Bingham Family Vineyard, Viognier, 2014 – Highly Recommended – $21

Scores

,

White Blends | 2015

The White Blends category featured 25 wines (from 20 producers) that came from grapes sourced from across the state; nineteen (76%) were appellated Texas, three (12%) from the Texas Hill Country and three (12%) from the Texas High Plains.  The average prices of the wines submitted was $22, which ranged from $12 to $30 and included the following: 10 from 2012, 5 from 2013, 8 from 2014 and 2 non-vintage.

The Top 3 Rated White Blends:

  1. McPherson Cellars, Texas, ‘les Copains’ 2014- Highly Recommended – $14
  2. William Chris Vineyards, Texas, ‘Mary Ruth’ 2014 – Highly Recommended – $28
  3. Wedding Oak Winery, Texas, ‘Terre Blanc’ 2014 – Recommended – $23

Scores

,

Syrah | 2015

dsc_2863

The Syrah category featured 18 wines (11 producers and 6 single vineyards) that came from grapes sourced from across the state; twelve (67%) were appellated Texas, five (28%) from the Texas Hill Country and one (6%) from the Escondido Valley.  The average prices of the wines submitted was $31, which ranged from $14 to $68 and included the following: 1 from the 2009 vintage, 4 from 2010, 3 from 2011, 5 from 2012, 5 from 2013 and 1 non-vintage.

The Top 3 Rated Syrahs:

  1. Lost Oak Winery, Texas, Shiraz, NV- Highly Recommended – $30 (Sold out)
  2. Perissos Vineyard and Winery, Texas Hill Country, Estate Syrah, 2013 – Highly Recommended – $68
  3. Salt Lick Cellars, Texas Hill Country, Mailes Vineyard, Syrah, 2013 – Highly Recommended – NYR

Scores