Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lewis Wines - 2013 Texas Red Wine

Lewis Wines - 2013 Texas Red Wine

Composition: 35% Mourvedre, 25% Graciano, 19% Syrah, 9% Carignan, 6% Touriga Nacional, 6% Sangiovese

Price: $26 at Lewis Wines in September of 2016.

Another fine example of a wine with finesse from Lewis Wines, one with a lot of components that come together nicely.  I think this was was our first wine that had Graciano as a major component, a Spanish grape variety that's typically blended with Tempranillo in Rioja wines. It's always fun to try wines made with grape varieties we don't see all of the time, and Lewis gives us lots of opportunities to try wines made with Spanish and Portuguese varieties that are new to us.

Red fruit (dried cranberry and strawberry) and a herbal note on the nose.  The red fruit continues onto the palate, followed by baking spice and some smoke, then lots of dried dark fruit through the finish.  Medium tannins and medium plus acidity.  At 26 bucks this is definitely one of the better values among wines from Texas boutique wineries.  

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