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Pedernales Cellars

KUHLKEN-OSTERBERG 2015
KUHLKEN-OSTERBERG 2015

Collector’s Label Story from Dr. Julie Kuhlken:

In 2015 we were celebrating the 20th anniversary of Kuhlken Vineyards.  We were excited to include a pattern within the label to reflect the traditional 20th anniversary gift of China dishes.  We were also inspired by the
modern 20th anniversary gift of Platinum, so included the white and silver metallic notes.  This Collector’s Label is called “Celebrating 20 years of Grape Growing.”

 

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Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Appellation
Texas
Vineyard Designation
Kuhlken & Newsom Vineyards
Acid
6.7
pH
3.55
Aging
14 mos. New French and American Oak
Fermentation
Small Bin with Manual Punch Downs
Alcohol %
13.6

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The bouquet on the 2015 KO is expressively herbal with notes of eucalyptus and dried oregano. Blackberries, black cherries, gravel and leather are complemented by leather and a stony minerality. This full bodied wine has rich notes of blackberry, cherry, and tar with a long finish and lingering tannin and acid which make it excellent for food pairings and aging.
Production Notes
Composition: 40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Amarela, 20% Tinta Cão, 20% Malbec
Winemaker Notes
Malbec is a variety here in Texas that has winemakers on the edge of their seats. When all is right, this grape can make for an earthy wine with ripe fruit flavors and is unlike any other. That being said, it is also a finicky variety that has thin skins and ripens late, making it susceptible to damage by late season rains. 2015, was undeniably a Malbec year, and we set aside some of the Newsom Malbec specifically for this vintage of KO.
Production
Total Production: 58 Cases