Pedernales Cellars - 2012 Texas Valhalla Blend
Composition: Tempranillo, Montepulciano, and Aglianico
Price: $39.95 on Pedernales Cellars' website. We got our bottle as part of the wine club.
Notes: This is the first year of this red blend and will vary from year to year giving the winemaker an outlet to experiment with new blends. It has a lot of fruit up front and some of that dustiness and cocoa that's reminiscent of some Tempranillos in the finish. Medium body with medium tannins that linger for awhile. I wouldn't have guessed an Italian and Tempranillo blend. It'll be fun to see what they do with this wine from year to year.