Texas Hills Vineyard

Texas Ale Project

100 Million Angels Singing Double IPA

If you ever see anything from Texas Ale Project (TAP) on store shelves, you shouldn't ask logical questions like 'is this my kind of beer?' or 'do I have enough money in my checking account since I don't get paid until Friday?' or 'is this going to be good in the 180 degree heat index of my car while I make 6 more stops between here and the house?' or 'why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?' (exception: Dallas, where everyone is always parked on driveways, tollways, freeways, parkways, etc). The questions you need to ask are 'how much do they have?', 'can it all fit in my car?', and 'can those other six stops wait until I at least get home and put this all in the beer fridge?'. And then buy a metric ton of it. Or a 4-pack if you have a Smarte car. And then get home and find that the hops are perfectly integrated. Pine, citrus, perfectly balanced. Now there's a third thing to like about Dallas. 100 million angels singing indeed. Well done TAP! โ€” 16 days ago

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Argh, Dallas traffic, almost worse than Atlanta.
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@Severn Goodwin you must have been going down the one Dallas freeway that was actually moving above 20 miles per hour on a Sunday at 6 a.m.

Bending Branch Winery

Newsom Vineyard Texas High Plains Tempranillo 2013

Texas Tempranillo. Plum and leather with a spicy finish. Score one for tejas viticulture. โ€” 12 days ago

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Original Southern Style Gin

๐Ÿ’ฏ Corn ๐ŸŒฝ Mash. Orange, lemon, cardamom, mint, coriander, juniper. โ€” 14 days ago

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Southhold Farm and Cellar

Apera Texas High Plains Picpoul Blanc 2017

Joe Carroll

Vinified like vin juane and fortified like sherry but only 14.5%. A little richness left. โ€” 2 days ago

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Fredericksburg Winery

Texas Trebbiano 2017

Very nice, clean clear and crisp white. Great for a warm October evening. Picked this up when visiting Fredricksburg and will pick up more on the next pass through. โ€” 8 days ago

Clos de Gat

Har'El Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Lovely Cabernet from what turns out to be one of my favorite wineries in Israel: Clos de Gat, well made and delicious, old world in style yet still powerful with lovely notes of earth, black currents, coffee, Mediterranean spice and a light touch of chocolate, full body, round firm tannins, lovely acidity. My score 89, drink to 2023 โ€” 6 days ago

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Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

A clear, medium garnet color with a slight purple rim. A really pleasant nose of slightly muted dried cherry, aromatic herbs, rose petals, and fresh tea. This is probably my favorite Pinot even though itโ€™s the entry level offering from Evening Land but this is just so damn good. Everything that I need and want in a Pinot Noir. Sly and delicate, this never turns the volume up too loud. Light on its feet with a nice deftness, I almost, almost, want to say Burgundian. As clean and polished as this initially shows, there is a beautiful streak of slight funkiness that takes it to another level. Raspberry jam, moist earth, gravel, and cherries on the palate. I love this wine. I could drink it everyday. โ€” 7 days ago

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@Trixie i should totally have one but not yet. But youโ€™re making me think I should ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ
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Kuhlman Cellars

Escondido Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Good SB at a rather solid price that almost makes you feel like you're stealing it from the vineyard. The nose of this wine is lemongrass, some herb, hint of wet rock. Enters with sharp acidity, lemon rind, kiwi, limestone influence, a little bit of tropical character. Really nice hot weather poolside sipper. Considering our heat index is still near 100, these couple of bottles will serve a very nice purpose. This would go well with lemon sherbet. This is sort of a new offering for Kuhlman and so far this particular release has remained very solid. โ€” 18 days ago

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Stephen Pierron

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@Mark Flesher Perhaps, that's why I like Calais so much aside from their fantastic wines! I always prefer to give my business to people such as Ben. I think French winemakers are the only hope for good Texas wine. I might be heading out that area next month and will pay a visit to Kuhlman. Any that are a must try? Thanks Mark!
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Stephen Pierron it sort of just depends on what they have open. They have an informative food pairing tasting that you have to register for usually a few weeks in advance. I would recommend that tasting to the standard tasting that usually is not as informative. All of their white wines are solid. Their reds are mostly good, but there are some misses.

Balcones Distillery

Classic Edition #1 Texas Single Malt Whiskey

Similar notes. Would buy again at $70, not at $110. โ€” 8 days ago


Estate Fox Block Nine Pinot Noir 2014

Tried a Sample and bought a bottle. In 1989, Melville Vineyards, was founded in Sonoma, where Ron Melville grew high quality, Chard, Merlot, and Cab Sauv. In 1996, Ron's desire to grow Pinot Noir brought Melville Vineyards to Lompoc's Sta. Rita Hills, in Santa Barbara County. Ruby with aromas of sweet red fruits and vivid spice. Flavors of raspberry and strawberry, currant like, adding cinnamon and leathery notes. Fine tannins, lingering ending with nice mouthfeel bringing back fruit and subtle spice. Nice! โ€” 4 days ago

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