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Pedernales Cellars

2017 Alicante Bouschet
2017 Alicante Bouschet
Signature Series
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$60.00
/ bottle
This wine is offered exclusively to our Wine Club Members.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Vineyard Designation
Lahey Vineyards
Acid
TA: 5.4
pH
3.69
Aging
18 months in second use American oak barrels
Fermentation
Bins with manual punch downs
Alcohol %
13.8

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Beautiful rich aromatics of cherry, raspberry, game, tar, and soy sauce . The wine is juicy on the palate and fairly full with notes of raspberry jam, black pepper, and game with elegant tannins. This wine is perfect on it’s own or with food.
Vineyard Notes
Elevation: 3300 ft. Soil Type: Eolian Sand
Winemaker Notes
Alicante Bouschet is a unique hybrid varietal which originated in France. It is actually a hybrid grape that resulted in a cross between Grenache and Petit Bouschet. While perhaps it is uncommon in the US, it is fairly popular in regions of France, Spain as well as Portugal (also known as Garnacha Tintorera) for having thick skins and the rare red pulp. This combination results in dark, inky colored wine with unique aromatics. It's a lovely blender but also a very fun wine on it's own in that naturally has some pretty different characteristics from some of the other grapes we use regularly.
Food Pairing Notes
Red meats, cheeses, barbeque, Italian food
Production
44 cases