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 JamesSuckling.com video about the American Wine Revolution here: https://www.jamessuckling.com/videos/american-wine-revolution/
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.
Bottle shots available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fx98uq77rep6q6k/AADkUt5L273Y8nfxfSGaHOzXa?dl=0.
*Note: Spicewood Vineyards did not submit wines for the American Wine Revolution tasting.