Sep 132012
 

Wine Spectator: CapRock’s 2010 Bingham Family Vineyards Roussanne – A Very Good Value

From the October 15, 2012 issue of Wine Spectator: Great American wines – 200 delicious reds and whites for $20 or less (by Kim Marcus)

“There’s no doubt about it: Americans love American wine. Whether it’s due to patriotic impulse or to familiarity with the brands and varietals on offer, Americans overwhelmingly prefer their native bottlings. Nearly three- quarters of the wine consumed in the United States is grown and made on domestic soil.

With this love affair in mind, our latest review of the best wines for the buck focuses on what comes from within U.S. borders. The criteria are straightforward: $20 or less a bottle for American-made wines scoring 85 points or higher (or very good) on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale.”

From the top 110 American White Wines (Other U.S. Category)

85  CapRock  2010 Roussanne Texas High Plains (Bingham Family Vineyards) $18

“… has good creamed peach and melon flavors, with a judicious butter note running through the finish. Drink now. 597 cases made.” –JM

Phillip Anderson, General Manager of CapRock Winery said, “A key point to make is that this isn’t just that CapRock has one of the “Great American Values” in white wine.  It means that CapRock is on Wine Spectator’s radar as a quality wine producer in a way that no other Texas winery is right now.”

Catherine Bodenstedt, Owner of CapRock Winery said, “Having a mention in such a well respected and prestigious industry publication is huge. We’re so excited about it and proud to support Texas grape growers such as Bingham Family Vineyards.”

To date, The Roussanne 2010 vintage has won the following awards:

Awards:

2012 Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition, Gold Medal

2012 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition, Silver Medal

Medal of Excellence (Gold Medal) 2011 Jefferson Cup Wine Invitational Competition

2012 Lone Star International Wine Competition,  Silver Medal

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& Texas Wine of the Week  – Llano Estacado 2010 Cellar Reserve Tempranillo (Newsom Vineyard)

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Other wines in the Wine Spectator’s  Value White Wines (Other U.S.) listing were:

90 Fox Run Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2010 $16

88 Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2010 $18

87 Hazlitt 1852 Riesling Finger Lakes Homestead Reserve 2010 $18

87 Sherwood House Chardonnay North Fork of Long Island $18

Oregon Road 2011

86 Keuka Spring Vineyards Riesling Finger Lakes Semi Sweet 2010 $14

86 Lucas Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry 2010 $14

86 Montelle Vignoles Missouri Dry 2010 $18

85 Cap*Rock Roussanne Texas High Plains $18

85 Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry 2010 $15

 

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