Albariño is a varietal that is well known on the Iberian Peninsula (that's Spain and Portugal to those without a map in hand). In Portugal, the style is lean and acidic, a definite contrast to the more lush and full bodied styles originating from Spain. Known for being the "white wine" of this region, Albariño is not widely planted outside of this Mediterranean enclave. McPherson Cellars is pleased to release this vintage of Texas Albariño which strikes the perfect balance of crisp fruit aromas and flavors. Exotic scents of peach, mango, pear and apple are married with the rich and velvety texture that this wine has to offer. Some may say "¡Viva España!, here at McPherson Cellars we say "¡Viva Albariño!"
This is our second vintage working with French Colombard that we source from our friend Paolo in New Mexico. It's a simple, refreshing wine with medium body and crisp citrus notes that make it the perfect pairing for many summertime meals.
This bright and exuberant Les Copains fills the glass with pungent guava and mango aromas, highlighting the individual character of each variety and coming together for a harmonious balance. The 2014 vintage blends Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Piquepoul Blanc. The wine is bright upon entry with flavors of lemony citrus, honeysuckle, and marjoram with a clean and refreshing finish. Nowhere else can you get an affordable little white blend as great as our Les Copains.
The term Reserve only to those distinct wines which are limited in production and exemplify the Winemaker's vision of quality.
Roussanne is a variety that is not well known outside the Rhone Valley in France, seemingly defined by obscurity. Upstaged by other wines, Roussanne is typically relegated to blends where it adds that extra dimension, or "boost" of flavor. Roussanne is most celebrated for its unique candy lemon drop flavors and delicate hebaceous, tea-like aromas; coupled with a long rich finish it is without a doubt a wine that deserves more attention. McPherson Cellars 2014 Reserve Roussanne has captured that finesse, its aromas leap from the glass. The flavors linger on the palate, proving a great potential for aging. Truly a wine of distinction.
Not very well known outside of the Rhone Valley in France, Roussanne is variety that is seemingly defined by a history of obscurity. Roussanne is typically relegated to Rhone-style blends in order to give that extra dimension, or "boost" of flavor. Celebrated for its unique candy lemon drop flavors and delicate, herbaceous, tea-like aromas, it is without a doubt a wine that deserves more attention. McPherson Cellars would like to introduce you a wine of distinction, a wine that truly should be in the limelight. Enjoy this wine with seafood, poultry, light salads, or on its own.
Viognier has many proponents and few detractors, yet it is a variety that is not widely understood or consumed. Possibly it is a "Chardon-istic" conspiracy, or is it because we all have a problem saying "V-N-A"? This is a wonderful alternative to Chardonnay and it has far more exotic and intriguing flavors and aromas. At McPherson Cellars we ferment our Viognier in stainless steel to accentuate the fruity nature of the grape and highlight the honeysuckle orange blossom and peachy-nectarine characters. Delightfully complex and filled with lovely flavors, the next time you need a dry white to go with your fish or fowl, think of something different, think Viognier!