Brunello

Saint Tryphon Farm & Vineyards Celebrates Saint Tryphon, Patron of Grapegrowers with Sangiovese from His Namesake Texas Hill Country Winery.

Out of the bottle and in the glass, this Sangiovese quickly shows its color and medium-plus density, and then releases its red cherry, dusty earth, green herbs and toasted oak aromas. It’s complex and I have even tasted it yet. On the palate it is crisp and lively, with clean acidity and flavors of dried red cherry, cola and a sauté of wild mushrooms. […]

Mourvèdre

Texas High Plains Tasting Stop: Kim McPherson, The Legacy, and His Still Excellent Texas Wines

All of these wines that Kim thinks are “just right” for Texas had origin stories in the warmer climes of southern Europe, the border of the Mediterranean Sea, or on the Spanish Iberian Peninsula. The reds included Carignan, Grenache, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, and Mourvèdre, and the whites consisted of Albariño Marsanne, Roussanne, Picpoul, and Viognier, followed by several Rosés, one notably from Mourvedre. It was a feast for my palate. […]

Food and Wine

Texas Hill Country Wineries Tasting Stop at Kalasi Cellars: Five Generations of Agricultural Heritage Continues with Growing Grapes and Making Wines in Texas. Get Ready for Rosé!

When visiting Fredericksburg these days, it’s easy to miss a tasting opportunity. There is so much going on the Route 290 Wine Road that you may not think to deviate. But, if you do, you will be rewarded by discovering Kalasi Cellars, a boutique winery, vineyard, and tasting room. […]