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Pedernales Cellars

2016 Family Reserve
2016 Family Reserve

The Family Reserve is a blend we have been creating for years to highlight some of our favorite lots from some of our favorite growers. In it’s nature, the blend is nontraditional and this year is lead by Tempranillo and Malbec. While Tempranillo is often the backbone of this red, the balance varies. With this blending strategy, we are able to truly showcase vintage variances making the Family Reserve a fun wine to get an idea of what each harvest has brought, and what changes have occurred in these vineyards year in and out. 

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$60.00
/ bottle
SKU: 16FAMILYRESERVE

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Texas
Vineyard Designation
Newsom, Bingham, Evans, and Kuhlken Vineyards
Acid
5.65
pH
3.62
Aging
14 mos. French and American Oak
Fermentation
Combination bin and tank
Alcohol %
13.1

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2016 Family Reserve has complex aromas of cherries, raspberries, black pepper, cocoa, anise, as well as floral notes of violets and roses. On the palate you’ll find this medium bodied wine has fruity flavors of dried strawberries, cherries, raspberries, and black pepper, with hints of dried herbs and cocoa. We recommend drinking now through 2023.
Food Pairing Notes
We find the 2016 Family Reserve to be fairly versatile when it comes to food pairings, but recommend trying it with lasagna, tapas, Pallela, and ratatouille.
Production
49% Tempranillo, 22% Malbec, 3% Petite Verdot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Mourvèdre, 8% Merlot, 5% Sangiovese