An homage the traditional field blend from many of Italy’s iconic regions, the “IFB” marries the best characteristics of celebrated Italian varietals Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Dolcetto, and a touch of Alicante. With rich notes of dusty raspberry, Bing cherry, dried fig, and cocoa powder, this wine is an instant palate pleaser. Its broad, yet playful structure makes it an easy patio sipper and a perfect pairing for a range of dishes from street tacos to lasagna.
Restrained on the nose, this varietal wine brings muddled lemon with a slight char and salty cheese rind to mind. There's a substantial weight to the palate, as well as a bit more fruit, with bruised peach offering a bit of juiciness. Silken in feel, there's just enough acid to maintain balance.
The best wines from the warm, sun-baked Rhône Valley showcase the best of many different grape varieties in one cohesive blend. This Rhône-inspired blend of Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Counoise, and Syrah is no exception. Notes of fresh summer cherries, raspberry, blackberry, and lavender lead to a playful palate with alluring complexity backed by black pepper, spice, and soft, yet lingering tannins on the finish. This wine begs for herb-rubbed lamb loin or fajitas from the grill.
Fresh and vibrant, this Cinsault bottling is completely oak-free, which means that the juicy, fruit-forward nature of the varietal is front and center. Ultraripe blueberry and raspberry notes mingle with specks of black pepper on the soft and mildly grippy palate. The wine is light bodied and easily quaffable.
A foundational grape for Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and many of Italy’s great Super Tuscans, Sangiovese has long had a place at the table in the Old World. This was one of the first varieties planted in the late 1960s by Clint “Doc” McPherson, who had a hunch that a warm climate grape such as Sangiovese could do well in the Texas High Plains. Reminiscent of the rolling hills of Tuscany, but decidedly reflective of the Texas terroir, this wine offers aromas of ripe dark cherry, dark plum, and boysenberry framed by dusty earth, powdered cocoa, and dry, savory herbs. The palate reveals an elegant structure with gentle grip and a long, savory finish.
An elegant blend of classic Rhône Valley varietals Rousanne, Viognier, Marsanne, and Picpoul, this wine is an instant crowd-pleaser. Notes of lemon and orange blossom, peach crumble, and passionfruit give way to juicy vibrancy on the palate with a crisp, minerally finish. This wine is sunshine in a glass. Enjoy with grilled shrimp, raw oysters, or fish tacos. But as its name suggests, be sure to enjoy it among friends, or les copains.