W.E.P. Rating: 150%
Winery Website: www.beckervineyards.com
So many of us out here on the west-coast think that California, Oregon and Washington are where it”s all at for domestic wine and I am sure there are plenty of good reasons for that school of thought. However, most would be surprised to know that the state of Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the country and some of the wines coming out of that region are ones all of us should be paying attention to.
Becker Vineyards is located in “Texas Hill Country” which is between the towns of Fredericksburg and Stonewall – or about an hour west of Austin Texas. It was established in 1992 and has since opened up a Bed and Breakfast, a lavender field and of course a winery.
Viognier seems to do well in the summer tempuratures of this region and is a grape that should be fully ripe when picked. The hot summer months help ripen the grape and of course the dirt plays a part in helping to shape the flavor profile of it as well.
- Blend: 92% Viognier, 8% Chardonnay.
- Brix: 23.9 — 24.8
- pH: 3.81
- TA: .68 g/100 ml
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Price: $14.95 per bottle
Nose: Fresh green apples, pear, peaches, elmers glue and kilbasa sausage:
Taste: huge peach component going on with some crisp, green apple skins, lavender, elmers action and a finish that lasts for days – this is easily one of the best viogner”s I have ever had. Ripping acidity that is layered with incredible fruit. This is a very food-friendly wine which would be a no-brainer with thai food and cajun or drinks very nicely on its own as well.