Posts Tagged Alamosa Wine Cellars

Sips, Sweets and Songs in Texas Hill Country

By Bob Johnson It had been way too long. About two years. I was overdue for a trip to Texas Hill Country for some good music and some good wine. The destinations: two historic Texas dance halls, one in Luckenbach, and one in New Braunfels...... Read more

2007 Alamosa Wine Cellars ‘Palette,’ Texas Hill Country

This wine mirrors the fine cuvees of France’s Rhone region — a blend of 67% Syrah, 18% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre and 2% Cinsault. Beautifully balanced, it showcases bright raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, joined by a hint of earth. The fruitful... Read more

2010 Alamosa Wine Cellars ‘Texacaia,’ Texas Hill Country

Here’s a European-style wine that would pair nicely with barbecued fare. The blend consists of Sangiovese (whose historic home is Italy), Tannat (a variety that’s taking Uruguay by storm) and Petit Verdot (a blending grape of Bordeaux), and... Read more

2010 Alamosa Wine Cellars ‘El Guapo,’ Texas Hill Country

On its own, Alamosa’s Graciano is slightly out of balance. But when blended with Tempranillo and Garnacha, the finished product is like a taste of Spain in Texas. The wine has a rose petal aroma and very light tannins, which means you can enjoy... Read more

2007 Alamosa Wine Cellars ‘Cherokee’ Rosé, Texas Hill Country

This blush offers all the strawberry and cherry flavor you’d expect from a mix of Mourvedre and Cinsault, but the rusty hue around the edges indicates that the time to drink it is now. Tasting Room price: $14 (May 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Alamosa Wine Cellars Graciano, Tio Pancho Estate, Texas Hill Country

You don’t find much Graciano outside of Spain’s Rioja region, but Jim Johnson grows it in Texas and makes a decent varietal wine with it. Its high acid makes it ideal for a simple spaghetti dinner, and its burnt cherry, tar, tobacco and earth... Read more

2007 Alamosa Wine Cellars Syrah, Tio Pancho Estate, Texas Hill Country

This wine has a nose that’s more Zinfandel-like than Syrah-like. There’s a medicinal edge that’s a bit distracting, along with a hint of smoke. Some fruit shows up in the mouth, joined by mild earth and pepper notes. The finish is a bit... Read more