What I’m Drinking Tonight: CapRock Winery Toscano Bianco
It’s been a “hard” couple days. I flew over to New Orleans for a few meetings. Then, I “had” to have dinner at Galatoire’s on Bourbon Street: lovely Oysters Rockefeller, turtle soup, salad and escargot in magnificent butter accompanied with a French Sauvignon Blanc and a White Burgundy ala Mâconnais.
But, you know, my return to Houston, wasn’t bad either. The evening’s weather was fresh, cool and dry. I chilled some Texas wine to serve on the patio with homemade herbed goat cheese, a little dried sausage and such. It was simply delightful.
The wine was CapRock Winery’s new Toscano Bianco, Texas High Plains, 2011, a blend of Muscat and Viognier vinified dry. It yielded crisp citrus and ripe apricot and perhaps an underlay of tangerine; quite pleasant, actually. A nice accompaniment for the moment: the coming of fall in Texas, and a homecoming shared with my wife and a conversation about the day’s happenings.
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For more on CapRock Wines and Texas High Plains AVA winegrower Vijay Reddy, check out my weekly Texas wine column in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal and online at lubbockonline.com. Click here for:
Wineslinger: Winegrower’s move to Viognier grapes profitable move & Texas Wine of the Week: CapRock Winery 2010 Viognier.