The drawing-rooms of one of the most magnificent private residences in Austin are ablaze of lights. Carriages line the streets in front, and from gate to doorway is spread a velvet carpet, on which the delicate feet of the guests may tread. The occasion is the entrée into society of one of the fairest buds in the City of the Violet Crown.
This provençal-style Rosé was made with a saignée method (free run juice), without skin contact, in order to extract soft, pale pink color and maintain crisp aromatics. The cooperage was 1 month in a stainless steel tank at 45 degrees.
Chenin Blanc & Ugni Blanc are friends with benefits like the crocodile and the Egyptian pluver (the bird that cleans the crocs teeth). Alone, they are fine and dandy, but together they become greater than the sum of their parts, articulating a complexity that neither grape could do on its own.
Chenin Blanc is crisp, clean and lightly floral. The Ugni Blanc shows a rounder mouthfeel, notes of stone fruit (apricot & peach). Together, they create a balanced blend that pairs well with spicy thai dishes featuring fowl and shells (poultry and seafood).View full product details
This Texas blend is predominantly comprised of Merlot sourced from the Texas High Plains, a region with enough altitude to free grapes from scorching Texas heat, and generate gentle juicy watermelon notes, with hints of black pepper. Dark, rich and chalky Malbec help minimize edgy tannins and leave a more refined, velvety mouthfeel.
Petit Verdot adds a depth of color, dark fruit, and length to the finish. The tannins are layered and complex - from chalky to velvety and rich.
The artwork is a Goya study done by Nic Mathis. At $20/btl, the Work Horse is meant to be in reach of any hard worker.
Composition: 90% Merlot, 10% Malbec
Region: High Plains
305 cases produced.
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If you loved our Work Horse, we think you will appreciate the more refined sister of Quarter Horse. This 100% Texas High Plains Sangiovese is made in a style more reminiscent of the Old World Red plum, candied rose petal and, French toast (breakfast and barrels) aromas the nose- with a juicy onset of favor that gives way to earth and spice driven mid-palate. The lengthy finish shows off leather, chalk, and white pepper. Light fruit, balanced with acidity and tannins render this wine "food friendly".
Composition: 100% Sangiovese
Region: High Plains
This Chenin Blanc is grown in the Texas High Plains, the premier growing region in our State. While most of our Chenin Blanc is used in our Friends with Benefits (Chenin Blanc + Viognier) blend, we portioned two barrels for this special project.
Fermented in barrel and aged for 3 months, this wine features soft vanilla and honeysuckle on the nose and a gentle, round mouthfeel afforded by partial malolactic fermentation. Subtle acidity and minerality balance the wine and brighten the palate.
An extremely unique and limited wine.View full product details
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Cooper Anderson, 29, and Ross McLauchlan, 27
Co-founders, Austin Winery
Cooper Anderson and Ross McLauchlan co-founded Austin Winery on the premise that it should be as relaxed and local as possible. The first of its kind within Austin city limits, the urban winery is distinctly Texan. Although the grapes are grown elsewhere, everything — from the fermentation and filtration to the bottling, serving, and enjoyment — takes place in town.Read More