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Pedernales Cellars

2019 Family Reserve
2019 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. By nature, the blend is nontraditional. This vintage contains almost all of our 2019 Teroldego which is an inky, jammy variety from northern Italy. It has fairly low tannins, so blending with our estate Touriga Nacional helped to balance this. The Touriga was aged in heavily toasted oak, and the smoky notes are evident on this wine. It opens up beautifully and we think will age in very fun ways. 

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This wine is offered exclusively to our Wine Club Members.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Dessert Willow, Narra, Kuhlken, La Pradera
TA 6.0
17 mo French and American oak
Combination bin and tank
Alcohol %

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Off the bat you are greeted with smoke, leather, and tobacco followed by blackberries, cherries, and blueberry cobbler. The palate has luscious red and black fruit as well as mushroom, earth and cigar box. The body is substantial and finish long. We recommend drinking 2022 through 2037
Production Notes
37% Grenache, 32% Teroldego, 21% Carignan, 10% Touriga Nacional
Food Pairing Notes
This wine would pair well with red meats, aged cheeses and cured salami