Ranger Hays 2018


Ranger Hays 2018
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Ranger John C. “Jack” Hays first surveyed what is now known as Becker Vineyards in the mid-1800's. Later, he made his profession as a Texas Ranger, renowned for his efforts settling the Texas frontier. The artwork depicts his famous stand-off against a Comanche War Party, at nearby Enchanted Rock. Malbec, Mourvèdre and Petit Verdot create the dark fruit backbone, creating a wine as captivating as its inspiration.

Aromatics of fresh tobacco, dried dates, plums and caramel greet you. Grippy tannins, dark fruits and brewed tea open the palate, further revealing a mid-palate of dark plums, prunes, racy acidity which carries through the finish with red fruit compote notes.

Aromatics: Dark plums, all-spice, eucalyptus, dried dates

On the Palate: Dark ripe plums, stewed mixed red fruits, bright acidity, medium tannins,

Enjoy now, age for 5 years

Decant 30 minutes

Serve 58-68ºF

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Texas
Harvest Date
August - October, 2018
Sugar
25.0 - 26.5 Brix
Aging
42 months American (66%) and French (43%) oak barrels
Bottling Date
March, 2022
Residual Sugar
Dry - 0.9 g/L
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Tallent Vineyards 58% (Mason County, TX), Jet Wilmeth, Diamante Doble Vineyards 16% (Tokio, TX), Canada Family Vineyards 11% (Plains, TX), Farmhouse Vineyards 10% (Meadow, TX), Reddy Vineyards 5% (Brownfield, TX)
Production Notes
Malbec 50% (Tallent 23%, Diamante Doble 16%, Canada 11%); Mourvedre 20% (Tallent Vineyards); Petit Verdot 20% (Farmhouse Vineyards); Cabernet Franc 5% (Reddy Vineyards); Tannat 5% (Tallent Vineyards)
Food Pairing Notes
Rich beef dishes, roasted wild game, pork, veal, aged hard cheeses

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