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Alive and Well

by Daniel Kelada, Tasting Director of the Texas Wine Journal In fact, better than well, great! There are a select few moments in every wine lover’s journey, that they drink something so profound that it makes them arrive at a deeper level of appreciation and understanding. For me, one of those moments came when Bobby […]

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Top Wines of 2015

Syrah/Shiraz Llano Estacado, Texas, Mont Sec Vineyard, Syrah, 2012 – 88 points, $20 Lost Oak Winery, Texas, Shiraz, NV – 92 points, $30 Perissos  Vineyard  & Winery, Texas Hill Country, Estate Syrah, 2013 – 91 points, $68 Salt Lick Cellars, Texas Hill Country, Maile’s Vineyard, Syrah, 2013 – 89 points, $55 White Blends William Chris […]

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Cabernet Sauvignon | 2015

The Cabernet Sauvignon category featured 26 Texas wines from 17 producers and 7 single vineyards, that came from grapes sourced from across the state; eleven (42%) were appellated Texas, two (8%) were appellated Texas Hill Country, eleven (42%) were appellated Texas High Plains and two (8%) was from the Texas Davis Mountains AVA.   The average price of […]

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Tempranillo | 2015

The Tempranillo category featured 31 Texas wines from 27 producers and 11 single vineyards, that came from grapes sourced from across the state; eleven (33%) were appellated Texas, six (18%) were appellated Texas Hill Country, fifteen (45%) were appellated Texas High Plains and one (3%) was from the Texoma AVA.   The average price of the wines submitted […]

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Red Blends | 2015

The Red Blends category featured 35 Texas wines from 21 producers and 9 single vineyards, that came from grapes sourced from across the state; Thirteen (37%) were appellated Texas, eleven (31%) were appellated Texas Hill Country and eleven (31%) were appellated Texas High Plains.   The average price of the wines submitted is $29, which ranged from […]

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Blanc Du Bois | 2015

The Blanc Du Bois category featured 27 Texas wines from 15 producers and 5 single vineyards, that came from grapes sourced from across the state; twenty-six (96%) were appellated Texas and one (4%) was appellated Texas Hill Country.   The average price of the wines submitted is $23, which ranged from $14 to $45 and included […]

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Dry Rosé | 2015

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 […]

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Roussanne | 2015

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 […]

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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 […]