Becker Vineyards

Texas High Plains Tempranillo

8.886 ratings
8.86 pro ratings
Texas High Plains, Texas, USA
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Shay A
8.5

Celebrating Texas Wine Month with a little comparative tasting of what I think to be Texas’ best red varietal. I followed these over the course of a few days to see how they ended up.

For me, this epitomizes many people’s thoughts about TX wine. The nose is heavy on oak and sweet red fruit. More acidic than I expected. Palate is fairly flabby. Finish is one dimensional and very reminiscent of those cherry sour candies. As a Tempranillo, this felt too thin and had very little spice to it. If tasted blind, I would have guessed a watered down Meiomi Pinot.

For about $15 and it being a home state wine, it gets the job done, but not anything to write home about.

Celebrating Texas Wine Month with a little comparative tasting of what I think to be Texas’ best red varietal. I followed these over the course of a few days to see how they ended up.

For me, this epitomizes many people’s thoughts about TX wine. The nose is heavy on oak and sweet red fruit. More acidic than I expected. Palate is fairly flabby. Finish is one dimensional and very reminiscent of those cherry sour candies. As a Tempranillo, this felt too thin and had very little spice to it. If tasted blind, I would have guessed a watered down Meiomi Pinot.

For about $15 and it being a home state wine, it gets the job done, but not anything to write home about.

Oct 25th, 2017
Xista

Dark plum robe, cherry oaky smell, a little flat on the palate

Dark plum robe, cherry oaky smell, a little flat on the palate

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2015
Erin Fellows

Favorite red

Favorite red

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2014
John Vesey

Color mid-cranberry, nose oak, cherry fruit, flavors cherry, oak, cocoa pairs well with a salty dish or smoked cheeses

Color mid-cranberry, nose oak, cherry fruit, flavors cherry, oak, cocoa pairs well with a salty dish or smoked cheeses

Apr 20th, 2015
Bob Halifax

Yee haw! Texan wine in YVR. Who'd a thunk it? Big shout out to friends who delivered!

Yee haw! Texan wine in YVR. Who'd a thunk it? Big shout out to friends who delivered!

Feb 11th, 2015
Kat Schaeffer

Easy drinking

Easy drinking

Dec 30th, 2018
Kristy Pawlik

Enjoyed this wine at Becker for my bday in Fredricksburg with a cheese plate in October opened a bottle tonight. With Mallory

Enjoyed this wine at Becker for my bday in Fredricksburg with a cheese plate in October opened a bottle tonight. With Mallory

Nov 17th, 2018
Amanda Thomas

Aged in French and American oak barrels. Could use some more time. Dark cherry but slightly rubbery. Medium tannins. Definitely works in and with our French onion soup!

Aged in French and American oak barrels. Could use some more time. Dark cherry but slightly rubbery. Medium tannins. Definitely works in and with our French onion soup!

Nov 3rd, 2018
Randy

Big oak, watery mouth feel, spicy, dark fruit, decent acidity, nearly zero finish

Big oak, watery mouth feel, spicy, dark fruit, decent acidity, nearly zero finish

Aug 4th, 2018
Margaret Ochoa

Syrupy nose but not over sweet; ruddy mashed berries, flat finish. Drinkable; drinks easy after several beers...

Syrupy nose but not over sweet; ruddy mashed berries, flat finish. Drinkable; drinks easy after several beers...

Jun 1st, 2018