Texas Wines on the Rise

By COLLIN WILLIAMS

Spec’s can proudly boast that we carry the largest selection of Texas wnes in the country! Through our long-standing partnerships with the local wineries, we have been able to support the Texas wine industry and bring to our customers every imaginable selection of wine from the state.

Those people who know Texas wine realize the vast improvements in quality and styles that these vintners have been producing over the past few years. Now, it seems, new wineries are starting every year allowing for more competition and ultimately better wine!

Recently, Spec’s brought on a new edition to our team with Sam Clark. Along with his extensive knowledge of the wine industry, Sam has a passion and an in-depth understanding of the Texas wine industry. As our Texas wine buyer, Mr. Clark has been able to bring us many new and stunning examples of wines from the state. However, one of his latest projects comes in the form of an ode to all of our Texas hunters.

“El Pavo” and “Muy Grande” are two of our brand new wines from the prestigious McPherson Winery located in Lubbock. At an amazing everyday price, these wines are unbelievable and really deliver a sense of Texas pride.  Plus, these wines should be a great suggestion to our customer’s who love to hunt as they depict the image of two of the most popular game animals in Texas.

“El Pavo” is an Italian grape varietal blend of Dolcetto, Barbera, Montepulciano, Refosco, and Sangiovese. Featuring a picture of a trophy Texas turkey on the label, this wine is medium to full bodied with tons of spicey notes and a red fruit flavors. This wine would pair perfect with the lighter meat dishes and especially your game birds.

“Muy Grande” is a blend of Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Grenache. The name references the huge record-setting deer on the label. Full bodied, well-intergrated tannins, and plenty of red and black fruits, this wine is very sumptuous and will pair nicely with your heavier meats like brisket and gamier dishes like venison and boar.

Collin Williams is a wine buyer at Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods.

 

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