Culinaria 2018

Culinaria 2018
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Culinaria is one of the most seductive, alluring food friendly wines yet. From the bright red fruit on the nose to the full mouthfeel, this lush, pliant wine caresses your senses with unabashed forwardness. 

The celebration of the Culinaria Wine and Food Festival is a wine that changes each vintage, always with food pairing in mind. This particular vintage boasts SIX different varietals from the great vineyards of the Texas Hill Country and Texas High Plains AVAs, including Zinfandel, Dolcetto, Barbera, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tannat.

Aromatics: Bright red raspberries, dried cherries, herbal essences, layers of dark toasted notes, rich chocolate, fresh coffee.

On the Palate: Fruit forward with notes of bright red raspberries, dried cherries, cassis and cranberry balanced with undertones of fresh herbs; a lingering finish of chocolate and warm brown spices.


Enjoy now or age 5-7 years

Decant 20-30 minutes

Serve at 60-65ºF




Wine Specs
Harvest Date
August - October, 2018
25.5 - 28 Brix
18 months oak, 40% new American oak
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
Bottling Date
June, 2020
Residual Sugar
Off Dry - 5.0 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Wilmeth Diamante Doble Vineyards, Zinfandel and Dolcetto (Tokio, TX) 40%; Tallent Vineyards, Barbera and Tannat (Mason County, TX) 30%; Farmhouse Vineyards, Whitehouse Mourvedre (Meadow, TX) 15%; Canada Family Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon (Plains, TX) 15%
Production Notes
Limited Production
Food Pairing Notes
TexMex cuisine, grilled meats, BBQ, aged cheeses

Product Reviews

Gary Wylie's Gravatar
Gary Wylie
(Jul 17, 2020 at 9:42 AM)
I know I can’t drink all of the Culinaria you make, but I’d like to. This wine is so great it cannot age in my wine cabinet. It has no chance. I have bought two cases for my son, and many for me. Each year the quality and consistency is the same if not better. With a great review I know I risk Becker raising the price of this wine, but that is the risk I choose to take. Congrats on a fabulous wine!

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Fernando Cisneros
(Jul 22, 2020 at 9:04 AM)
Very good once you let it breath for an hour.

Jenna's Gravatar
(Jul 24, 2020 at 9:21 AM)
Culinaria is an excellent wine!

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Tyler kane
(Aug 26, 2020 at 8:10 AM)
Absolutely top notch and delicious! I ended up drinking the whole bottle...oops haha

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Ken Brack
(Sep 6, 2020 at 9:15 AM)
What a terrific wine! Very smooth on the pallet with a wonderful taste and aroma. Even my wife loves it and she is strictly a Pinot Grigio wine drinker!

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Lawrence Mabe
(Oct 17, 2020 at 9:13 AM)
I don't consider myself a wine connoisseur, but I know what I like. After I did a wine tasting and pairing at Becker vineyards, where CULINARIA 2018 was included, I later asked for a glass to enjoy. I do that to see how it sets on the palate while enjoying it without food. I often sit and enjoy a glass while reading or watching TV. Some wines pair well with food, but will grate on the palate about halfway through a glass. This wine is wonderful, no mater how you drink it. It has a tremendous complex character and wonderful taste without being harsh. I would recommend it.

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Kathy Houseton
(Dec 31, 2020 at 8:49 AM)
Absolutely a WONDERFUL wine - very smooth & delightful. Excellent price point as well. Enjoyed it so much that I purchased it for my daughter & son-in-law to ring in 2021. Definitely a keeper & one I'll continue to enjoy. Love your wines Becker Vineyards! Cheers!!

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Mary Ann Cheney
(Feb 3, 2021 at 8:49 AM)
We visited Fredericksburg the end of last year and were not able to get a tasting at the winery, so we went to the downtown store location. After I described what kinds of wines I like to the guy behind the counter, he recommended this wine. So I bought one and took it back to our rental. My husband and I were so blown away by the first sip and the wonderful flavors that we returned the next day and got another bottle to take home. Since then we have ordered online twice. We absolutely love this wine and enjoy sipping on it with some cheese and crackers or with our supper. Such a wonderful complex and flavorful wine!!

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Dana Foster
(Feb 11, 2021 at 9:47 AM)
I accidentally drank the whole bottle by myself! Whoops! I love the fruitiness of this delicious wine. It was so easy to drink, and I can’t wait to get more!

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Allison Hicks-Mulvey
(Mar 1, 2021 at 11:51 AM)
We love all of your wines, Dr. Becker; however, Culinaria is one of our new faves! It's fruity, but has a hint of spice and earthiness to it! Pairs well with any wine glass! We will be purchasing this again!

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Solomon Moore
(Apr 1, 2021 at 6:42 PM)
Oh my goodness! This is one of my favorite wines!! I tried it last fall and have bought probably 6 bottles since. I asked for more for my birthday! It is very fruit forward and has a Zin quality. So good!

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