Composition: 100% Texas Tempranillo
Price: About $30 at The Vintage Cellar in Fredericksburg. Some Whole Foods carry Val Verde wines.
Notes: Val Verde is the oldest winery and Texas, and they make a nice selection of great wines. They were founded in 1883 in Del Rio where they still operate. They survived Prohibition by making for the Catholic Church, so it seemed like a fitting bottle to enjoy on Easter Sunday at our big family meal. It's a medium-bodied Tempranillo with soft-medium tannins. It has a nice balance of red fruit, especially cherry, and earthiness. If you can't make it to Del Rio, The Vintage Cellar in Fredericksburg is a great place to try their wines and learn more about their history.