The Pilsner has been making a comeback for at least the last five years. American […]
Llano Estacado Winery
Texas High Plains
Clean with balanced acidity, this wine reflects an elegant use of oak with aromas of dark berry fruit, are evident from the inclusion of Tannat. Elegant use of oak. Delicious.
Laura Rhys MS
Ashley Hausman MW
Writer: Bridget Paliwoda Editor: Jessica Dupuy
Since 1976, Llano Estacado Winery has been a stalwart of the burgeoning Texas wine scene. While the wineries of the TeaHill Country AVA often command the spotlight, it’s easy to forget that over two thirds of Texas plantings are located in the red dusty plains surrounding Lubbock.
Tempranillo has found a firm footing here. Which objectively makes perfect sense considering the arid, hot summers and cold winters of the plains but the complement of Tannat in the glass is the real surprise. The tart bing cherry of the Tempranillo is wildly tantalizing when it’s countered by the smoldering mesquite of Tannat.