Texas has a flourishing wine industry. According to the latest data, Texas has around 5000 acres of wine grapes plantation and 400 wineries. Texas produces a large variety of Red and White wines. If you like wine, you may wonder what the top options in premium Texas wine are. Here is the list.
- 2017 RLV Valera Reserve
It is an elegant blend with a deep ruby color gained from the fermentation of dark red and black fruit. People who like the Kirsch and Cassis flavors will fall in love with this premium Texas wine.
The grapes are harvested in the months of August and September and kept in fermenters in small batches. The red wine is blended with Tempranillo 25%, Syrah 50%, and Mouvedre 20%, giving it a unique taste. The 2017 RLV Valera Reserve was awarded a silver medal at the 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.
- 2018 RLV The Tempter
It is the Texas version of world-famous Bordeaux wine that is manufactured in France. This Red wine is made from three separate blocks: Merlot 47%, Tempranillo 47%, and Tannat 6%. The wine is usually aged for 18 months in a French oak puncheon and barrel.
The tasting note of this wine is closely compared to Cedar forest floor, and you get a slight taste hint of blueberry, black cherry, and plum. It won a Silver medal at the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and 2021 Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition.
- 2018 RLV Toro Blend
This red wine is made from 15% Merlot and 85% Tempranillo. It is aged in 30% French Oak barrels for 18 months. The wine gives out an earthy tasting note while the palate experiences a refreshing black currant, sweet and tart cherry, and spice.
This red wine won the Silver Medal 2021 Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition and the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
- 2018 RLV Impish
This white wine gives you a feeling of a refreshing and clean palate with a sense of grace and elegance. Its subtle taste balances the modest alcohol and crisp acidity, making it a perfect summer wine.
The wine bottle gives out an orange blossom fragrance while uncorking. It received a silver medal at the 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.
- 2019 RLV Duet
This blend is made from the two finest quality grapes like Viognier grape and Marsanne grape. The Viognier grape is fermented in stainless steel with Malolactic conversion blocked, while the Marsanne grape is fermented in a 33% new French barrel.
The wine gives out a fragrance of tropical fruits, and you will experience a dominant peach, citrus, and pear flavor on the palate. It offers a subtle minerality, crisp acidity, and juicy finish. The white wine was the recipient of the Gold Medal at the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
- 2020 RLV Cinsault Rosé
The blend gives a strong fragrance of fresh raspberry, strawberry, and rose, while the palate experience gives you a taste of tropical mango, grapefruit, and melon. The wine is crispy, and graceful, giving out a balanced feeling and taste of acidity and dryness. It is perfect for pre-dinner and can be taken with starters.
The rose wine was the recipient of the Gold Medal at the 2021 TEXSOM International Wine Competition.
- 2017 RLV Equus Rosé
It is a perfect blend of Syrah 2% and Cinsault 98%. The wine has a pleasing acidity and refreshes your taste buds with red berry, quince, and rose flavors. The rose wine is perfect for pre-dinner and also pairs well with bistro fare and shellfish.
- Le Sprint Blanc Brut
The sparkling wine is made from Chardonnay grapes and manufactured using the traditional champagne method imported from Provence.
To sum up, these are some premium Texas wines you can buy for a delightful experience.