In our monthly wine club, we’ve been working through the suggested tastings in Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier. But this month, we decided to go off-book and take our tasting on the road… specifically Highway 290 near Fredericksburg (also known as Wine Road 290). There, we visited three tasting rooms to try some of the best local wines Texas has to offer.
In this post I’ll be covering Pedernales Cellars.
2012 Pedernales Cellars Vino Blanco
A pale blend of Viognier and Chenin Blanc. Tropical fruit on the nose. Dry and light-bodied, but overly acidic, with a too-long finish. Overall, 1/5. Would not drink again.
2013 Pedernales Cellars Cinco
A pale blend of white varietals, again with tropical fruit on the nose. Light-bodied, buttery, with mild acidity. Long finish. Overall, 2/5. Would not drink again.
2013 Pedernales Cellars Dry Rose
Pink, with strawberry and honey on the nose. Medium-bodied, buttery, and unbalanced. Long finish. Overall, 1/5. Would not drink again.
2012 Pedernales Cellars GSM
Purple, with pepper and blueberry on the nose. Medium-bodied, smooth, and earthy, with a long finish. Overall, 3/5. Would not drink again.
2010 Pedernales Cellars High Plains Tempranillo
Dark, with raspberry on the nose. Medium-bodied and dry, with a long, mineral finish. This was the best of the lot at Pedernales Cellars. Overall, 3/5. Would drink again.
2012 Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo Reserve
Ruby, with plum on the nose. Full-bodied, dry, and tannic, with a short finish. Overall, 2/5. Would not drink again.