Sourced from three Texas High Plains vineyards as well as the Becker Estate Vineyard, the 2017 Malbec opens with intense fruit notes of red plum, raspberry, vanilla and pencil shavings. It presents as a dry, medium-bodied wine with medium tannins balancing medium acidity.
Aromatics: Bright red fruit and with hints of earthiness, rose petals, pencil shavings
On the Palate: Red plums, blueberries, vanilla, slight mint with cocoa finish with smooth tannins
Enjoy now, age 3-5 years
Serve decanted, 65ºF
25.5 - 26.5
16 months, French and American oak barrels, new and neutral
Dry - 2.0 g/L
2019 Lone Star Int'l Wine Competition - Best in Category & GOLD medal
Jet Wilmeth Diamante Doble Vineyards (Tokio, TX) Amanecer Vineyards, (Sundown, TX) Canada Family Vineyards (Plains, TX) Becker Vineyards, (Stonewall, TX)
Food Pairing Notes
Halibut, lamb, beef, BBQ and grilled veggies
(Apr 13, 2019 at 4:30 PM)
Truly a delicious surprise. Having just moved to Texas from California, I really wasn't expecting much when I purchased an assortment of Texas reds at my local HEB. I enjoyed this Malbec immensely. It is full-bodied and smooth. It will be one of my "go to" wines for every day or a special occasion.
(Mar 3, 2021 at 4:50 PM)
Typical of all of Becker’s wines that truly reflect the wonderful native cuisine of our great state. I love this wine with smoked meats and game. Another excellent wine from the folks in Fredericksburg.