Fuqua Texas 2004

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A Super Texan in every sense of the word. This is a huge red made up of 64% Tempranillo and 36% Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. It was carefully produced in North Texas from excellent fruit from the Newsom Vineyards in Planes, Texas. Aged in French oak for 34 months. It is a big, robust wine that will develop serious complexity with only a few years of cellaring. Tasters will notice it to be a rich, satisfying experience with a long silky finish. Best drunk from 2008 through 2012 with the optimum year being 2010.

Region: USA » Texas

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We are driven to produce even more world-class wines here in Texas. Years ago, it was important to have the winery as close to the vineyard as possible, but not today. With modern refrigeration and the speed of trucking, it is actually better to have the grapes delivered to the winery at a nice cool temperature. Almost every winery in the United States cuts some corners. We are committed to... Read more
We are driven to produce even more world-class wines here in Texas. Years ago, it was important to have the winery as close to the vineyard as possible, but not today. With modern refrigeration and the speed of trucking, it is actually better to have the grapes delivered to the winery at a nice cool temperature. Almost every winery in the United States cuts some corners. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence, regardless of cost. We would rather spend more time and money, to produce a world-class wine than to produce something less. Anyone can produce a thin, light weak wine, with no nose, no taste and no flavor. "Serious wines for serious wine drinkers™" If you like big, rich, full wines that satisfy, you will like our wines. It is important to use the best, throughout the whole process. If any one part of the whole system is weak then the resulting wine will not be the best. A good example is our barrel program. We use some French oak barrels for all of our wines. We could buy only American oak barrels, but for the style of wine we want, some French barrels work much better. The only drawback is,French barrels cost more than double American barrels, but you can taste the difference and it is a big difference. Many of the world's finest wines owe their share of character, complexity and quality to aging in small French oak barrels (59 gallons). There are numerous variables when choosing a wine barrel. Each wine style requires a different oak flavor. The winemaker has the opportunity to choose the cooper, wood type, forest, grain, size of barrel and the toast. The grain may be "open" or "tight", as can be seen in the illustrations below. There are choices of barrel shape- Bordeaux (tall and narrow) and Burgundian (short and broad). There is also a choice between thinner staved "Chateau" and the thicker staved "Export" barrels. Read less
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RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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A Super Texan in every sense of the word. This is a huge red made up of 64% Tempranillo and 36% Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. It was carefully produced in North Texas from excellent fruit from the Newsom Vineyards in Planes, Texas. Aged in French oak for 34 months. It is a big, robust wine that will develop serious complexity with only a few years of cellaring. Tasters will notice it to be a rich, satisfying experience with a long silky finish. Best drunk from 2008 through 2012 with the optimum year being 2010.

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