This beautiful blend is no common, backyard fowl. Instead, it is an offering that beckons the rich, earthly majesty of Provence. Such heritage of reverence makes this blend a barnyard king! Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Muscat bring the intermingling, delicate flavors of honey suckle, pear, and citrus to the forefront in this aromatic, royal wine.
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 second 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!"
Long noted as the champion grape of the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc exhibits floral melon and tropical fruit characteristics which provide a springboard for seductive fruit forward wines that exhibit rich, mineral-driven undertones of crisp acidity. Chenin Blanc is a delightful alternative to other white wines on the market and we believe it is time to reveal what Texas Chenin Blanc is all about. Introducing McPherson Cellars' first Dry Chenin Blanc: Discover a new world with this old world variety.
Les Copains, French for "the buddies", is a term that symbolizes this exquisite combination of Rhone-style varietals. McPherson Cellars is known for creating old world blends with a modern approach and this is no exception. Soft, rich, and balanced, Les Copains emobodies the award-winning wines that Kim McPherson is renown for producing. Tough day? "C'est la vie!" Enjoy a bottle of this beautiful wine with your best buddies. Les Copains is a proprietary blend of old world cultivars, comprised of 45% Viognier, 35% Roussanne, 16% Grenache Blanc, and 4% Marsanne.
McPherson Cellars applies 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 2012 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.
The 2013 vintage in the Texas High Plains began precariously cold and erratic with four late spring freezes (even snow!). Most of our white grape varietals and many of the reds were thinned out or altogether lost. Luckily I could call upon my brother, Jon, an award-winning winemaker in Temecula, CA for help sourcing fruit. By working together and blending his efforts with mine we produced a Viognier keeping with the quality expected from McPherson Cellars. Our Viognier exhibits beautifully focused citrus, apricot, grapefruit and floral notes with balanced acidity. A lovely "anytime wine" but so well suited to Asian cuisine, grilled seafood and chicken, fresh fruit and light cheeses. We hope you enjoy it. With Mother Nature's help we'll be back to 100% Texas grapes next year and I can proudly put "Texas" back on the label where it belongs. - Kim McPherson, Winemaker