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Pedernales Cellars

2017 Texas High Plains Graciano
2017 Texas High Plains Graciano

Graciano is a grape variety well known in Rioja for being a low yielding, high quality grape. It is frequently used as a blending component in Tempranillo’s, so as you can imagine, when we found a grower in Texas with this fruit, we were quite excited. While we have also used it to blend with our Tempranillo since 2016, we wanted to showcase this unique fruit on it’s own as well. Graciano brings a depth and spicy character unlike any other grape, and we hope you’ll enjoy trying our version.

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$40.00
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SKU: 17TXHPGRACIANO

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Vineyard Designation
Lahey, Farmhouse, Narra
Acid
TA: 6.8
pH
3.60
Aging
14 months in second and neutral Oak
Fermentation
Maro bin with manual punch downs
Alcohol %
13.9

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Graciano on the nose has fresh ripe fruit with red cherries, raspberries, and plum as well as spice, leather, and tobacco. On the palate you’ll find bramble, cherry, tar and spice that linger on a long finish. Medium tannins and nice acidity make this both a food friendly and age worthy wine.
Vineyard Notes
Appellation: Texas High Plains, Vineyard: Lahey, Farmhouse, Narra, Elevation: 3,400 to 3,600 ft, Soil Type: Sandy Loam over Limestone
Winemaker Notes
Composition: 84% Graciano, 11% Cinsault, 5% Tannat
Food Pairing Notes
This wine makes for a heartier foods and red meats, brisket, barbeque and stews