Wine Club Release- February 2022
Texas Wine Collective – Carl’s Corner
Wine Club Releases for Feb-2022
The new year, 2022, is well underway and it’s time for the February Texas Wine Collective Wine Club Release and Pick-up Events, scheduled for Sundays, 13-Feb and 20-Feb, with 11:00-1:30 or 2:30-5:00 sessions. The format will remain consistent with the opportunity to taste all 6 dry wines, red and white, along with 3 small-bite food pairings. Or, club members and their guests may choose a complimentary single glass of wine from the release list. There is also the option to taste the sweet wines if that is your club selection.
Two guest attendees per club membership are allowed (total of 4 adult attendees per wine club membership) – with advance reservations. Look for Wine Club emails and announcements, make your reservations, and join us at Texas Wine Collective for the February Wine Club release. More information is available on the website – www.texaswinecollective.com.
The TWC winery partners, Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery, and McPherson Cellars, are pleased to offer the following wines for the February, 2022, TWC Wine Club Release.
Allocation Selection: R=Red, M=Mixed, W=White, S=Sweet
Brennan Vineyards Buffalo Roam 2018 Texas R
Grape(s): Syrah 79%, Comanche Vyd and Ruby Cabernet 7%, Newburg Vyd, Comanche County; Montepulciano 7%, Diamante Doble Vyds, Terry County; and Cabernet Sauvignon 7%, Soleado Vyd, Seminole, Gaines County, TX
Machine harvested, fermented in SS tanks, delestaged for 6 days, aged in oak barrels 12-24 months, blended and bottled at 14.2% ABV, 0.0% RS (dry)
Ruby red color with a light brick rim; bright cherry and cranberry fruit on the nose; flavors of red currant, cherry, sweet pipe tobacco; campfire smoke; medium body and ripe tannins; partners well with game, beef, sausage, and BBQ.
Lost Oak Winery Tempranillo Barrel Select 2019 TX High Plains R/M
Grape(s): Tempranillo 79% and Merlot 16%, Bingham Family Vyd, Meadow, Terry County; and Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Diamante Doble Vyds, Tokio, Terry Cty, TX
Fermented separately in SS tanks; 23 months average time aging in American and French oak barrels (10% new); blended & bottled @ 13.4% ABV, <0.1% RS (dry)
Lovely garnet robe; delicious flavors of cherry, chocolate, sweet tobacco, and mocha from aging in carefully selected, top-quality barrels; additional aromas and flavors from barrel aging include smoke, vanilla, pekoe tea, and fig preserves; moderate tannins fill out a smooth and lingering finish. Pair with Manchego cheese, chorizo sausage dishes, grilled steak, smoky BBQ, and classic chocolate pie.
McPherson Cellars Les Copains Red 2018 TX High Plains R/M
Grape(s): Carignan 37%, Mourvèdre 30%, Syrah 22%, Cinsault 6%, and Counoise 5%, various Texas High Plains vineyards
Fermented between 60-87oF for 10 days in SS tanks with average 25 days skin contact; aged 11 months in oak barrels (15% new); bottled @ 13.9% ABV, 0.2% RS (dry)
This blend partnered 5 red Rhône varieties and offers aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum, wild berries, with notes of vanilla, smoke, and mocha on a smooth, lingering finish. Pair with grilled meats, especially sausages, roasted rosemary potatoes, richly flavored cheeses, and even dark chocolate-berry desserts.
Texas Wine Collective Float Blanc 2020 TX High Plains (by McPherson Cellars) W
Grape(s): Roussanne 43%, Grenache Blanc 30%, and Picardan 27%, various Texas High Plains vineyards
Fermented on average 28 days at 56oF with no skin contact; aged in SS tank; blended and bottled @ 13.3% ABV, 0.3% RS (essentially dry)
Light straw color; aromas of banana candy and bubblegum with subtle citrus notes; flavors of nectarine and dried apricot; soft citrus notes on a clean, bright finish. Enjoy poolside, on the porch, or with picnic fare.
McPherson Cellars Les Copains White 2019 TX High Plains W/M
Grape(s): Roussanne 46%, Viognier 20%, Marsanne 13%, Picquepoul Blanc 12%, and Grenache Blanc 9%, various Texas High Plains vineyards
Fermented at 57oF in SS tanks on average 27 days with no skin contact; aged in SS tank; blended and bottled @ 13.1% ABV, 0.3% RS (essentially dry)
Les Copains in French means “the friends” or “the partners” and this wine partners 5 Rhône varieties in a delicious white blend. Aromas and flavors of citrus, peach, apple, melon, and pear with a pleasant crisp, food friendly finish. Enjoy with seafood, grilled chicken or fish, spring picnic fare, or with friends on a sunny afternoon.
Brennan Vineyards Malbec Dry Rose Reserve 2019 Texas W
Grape(s): Malbec 85%, Comanche Vyd and Muscat of Alexandria 15%, Newburg Vyd, Comanche County
Mechanically harvested, destemmed, crushed, 24 hr skin contact, fermented cold at 52oF for 28 days; aged in American oak barrels for 13 months; bottled @ 11.9% ABV, 0.05% RS (dry)
Deep salmon color; melon rind, strawberry, and mint on the nose; currant and strawberry fruit flavors; balanced acidity with a crisp, juicy finish. Pair with lighter fare such as turkey, grilled chicken, ham, grilled cheese sandwiches, and chef salads.
Austin Street Three White Chicks 2019 Texas (by Brennan Vyds) S
Grape(s): Muscat Canelli 82%, Texas High Plains and Muscat Alexandria 18%, Newburg Vyd, Comanche County, TX
Mechanically harvested, pressed with minimal skin contact, fermented cold at 52oF in SS tanks, no malolactic transformation, aged on its lees in SS tanks; bottled @ __._% ABV, 2.5% RS (semi-sweet)
Light golden straw color; fruit forward aromas of cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and nuances of jasmine blossoms; light and refreshing with flavors of gala apple, white peach, and apricot with a note of honey; well-balanced with acidity and finishes with refreshing crispness. Pair with sushi, spicy fajitas or Asian cuisine, or just enjoy poolside on a warm afternoon.
Lost Oak Winery Rosa Blanca 2019 Texas S
Grape(s): Muscat Canelli, 98.5%, Krick Hill Vyd, Levelland, Hockley County, TX, and Rubrired, 1.5%, from California
Machine harvested; fermented cold and aged in SS tank; blended with Rubired to a delicate rose petal color; sweetened at bottling to 3.5% RS (moderately sweet), 14% ABV
Bright aromas of pomegranate and cantaloupe; flavors of lemonade and mixed fruit popsicles; pairs with charcuterie boards, fresh fruit, Waldorf salad, eggs Benedict, crab cakes, and mixed berry mousse. Enjoy poolside on a warm afternoon or during a relaxing evening on the porch.
Lost Oak Winery Max Sweet Moscato 2019 TX High Plains S
Grape(s): Muscat Canelli 100%, Krick Hill Vyds, Levelland, Hockley County, TX
Fermented cold and aged in SS tanks; sweetened to about 4% RS (sweet); stabilized and bottled @ 14.1% ABV
This sweet Moscato has a bright straw color; aromas of honeydew melon and Granny Smith apple; tropical fruit flavors of guava, kiwi, and citrus; refreshing finish with spicy notes of key lime. Pair with trail mix, quiche Lorraine, most seafood dishes, spicy Asian or Mexican cuisine, and key lime pie.