Culinaria 2018


Culinaria 2018
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SKU: 0229-18

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
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Texas
Harvest Date
August - October, 2018
Sugar
25.5 - 28 Brix
Aging
18 months French and American oak barrels, both new and neutral
Fermentation
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
Bottling Date
June, 2020
Residual Sugar
Off Dry - 5.0 g/L
Alcohol %
14.9
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!

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

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

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