New Tasting Report by Wine Critic James Suckling Gives High Marks to Texas Wines

Fourteen wines from the Texas Fine Wine group received top wine scores from renowned wine critic James Suckling in a new “American Wine Revolution” tasting report.

In October, Suckling along with wine critics William McIlhenny, Nick Stock and Stuart Pigott evaluated more than 800 wines from 14 states, not including California, Washington and Oregon. The tasting found the general standard of winemaking across America has taken a leap upwards during the last decade, and the revolution has clearly entered a new phase.

Here are the high-scoring Texas Fine Wine wines:

Duchman Family Winery Aglianico, Texas High Plains, Oswald Vineyard 2014                         91 points

Duchman Family Winery Roussanne Texas High Plains, Oswald Vineyard 2017                       91 points

Duchman Family Winery Vermentino, Texas High Plains, Bingham Family Vineyards 2017    91 points

Pedernales Cellars Graciano, Texas, Lahey Vineyards 2016                                                           91 points

Bending Branch Winery Petite Sirah, Texas High Plains, Newsom Vineyards 2014                   90 points

Bending Branch Winery Tannat, Texas High Plains, Newsom Vineyards 2014                           90 points

Duchman Family Winery Montepulciano, Texas High Plains, Oswald Vineyards 2015             90 points

Bending Branch Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas High Plains, Newsom Vineyards 2015    89 points

Brennan Vineyards Super Nero (Nero d’Avola), Comanche County 2016                                    89 points

Pedernales Cellars Texas Family Reserve 2014                                                                                 89 points

Pedernales Cellars Viognier Reserve, Texas High Plains 2017                                                        89 points

Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Texas 2016                                                                      88 points

Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Texas 2017                                                                                            88 points

Pedernales Cellars Mélange, Texas 2016                                                                                             88 points

“I hope that this American Wine Revolution tasting is going to open the eyes of so many wine consumers in the United States as well as in the world,” Suckling says in a video report about the American Wine Revolution. “I hope people will embrace the idea that American wines are not only made in traditional places … but that actually there is a whole wine culture of winemaking across the United States that we should all embrace.”

Watch the video about the American Wine Revolution here:

Texas Fine Wine represents five of Texas’ most distinguished wineries that are dedicated to making benchmark wines from Texas grapes. They include Bending Branch Winery, Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Pedernales Cellars and Spicewood Vineyards. Follow Texas Fine Wine on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

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 *Note: Spicewood Vineyards did not submit wines for the American Wine Revolution tasting.