These 8 Popular Wines Are Handcrafted Right Here In Texas
When it comes to wine, Texas might not be the first place that you think of, but The Lone Star State's exceptional wines are gaining popularity and acclaim with wine enthusiasts. From Texas vineyards to expert winemakers, there's a lot the state has to offer.
I was surfing around online and came across an article from Houstonia. They laid out their picks on some Texas wines you should definitely try. I had to know what was so special about genuine Texas wine. So I became a wine expert over the past few weeks.
Below are different types of handcrafted Texas wine that I tried. I'm beginning to understand what all the talk is about. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just dabble socially with friends, these are worth any Texan's time.
LOOK: THESE 8 POPULAR WINES ARE HANDCRAFTED RIGHT HERE IN TEXAS
Known for its bold flavors and smooth texture, Texas Tempranillo boasts a rich ruby color and notes of blackberry and cherry. It's said to pair perfectly with grilled meats or hearty stews.
A white wine with floral and tropical fruit aromas, Viognier from Texas is crisp and refreshing, making it a good choice for warm Texas evenings or light dishes.
Texas Mourvedre is a robust red wine. I could taste hints of chocolate and spice. It's said to pair well with barbecued meats and roasted vegetables.
Another white wine, Texas Roussanne pops with flavors of pear, honey, and maybe a bit of spice. It complements poultry and creamy pasta dishes.
Grown right in the Texas Hill Country, Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in the state's climate. It has a blackberry taste and is said to be ideal for steak and grilled vegetables.
With bright red fruit flavors, Sangiovese from Texas is a tasty wine. I had it with Italian food. No complaints here.
Texas Tannat is gaining major popularity with its robust flavors of berries and a black pepper kick. Try it with hearty stews and game meats.
A light-bodied red wine with cherry and raspberry flavors, Cinsault from Texas is a great choice that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a charcuterie board.
I'll admit. I can't pronounce most of the names above but they sure do delight the tastebuds. Next time you're at your local wine store, keep an eye out for these wines that capture the spirit and flavors of the Lone Star State.
If the harder stuff is more to your taste, we've got you covered. Look below for some Texas distilleries you can actually visit.