It is November 2015 and you know what that means, another wine is to be chosen as the Rockstar of Wine Road 290! We tasted several wines from a handful of wineries along the trail, and although there were some close calls, only one wine can be chosen as the “stand out.” Reds, whites, and Rosé wines were tasted, but it was a white wine that took the podium.
You may have been driving behind the HEB in Fredericksburg, Texas recently and noticed a winery called Lost Draw Cellars. They officially opened their doors in late 2014 and have been producing award winning wines ever since. We sampled the new wines from their program while visiting the tasting room on this Rockstar-seeking trip and I was taken aback by their Albariño.
This particular wine is super clean, offering ample body and salivary gland tickling acidity. Muscular and graceful, layered, and crisp… These are the sensations you can expect from this high quality Texas white. Notes of stone fruit and citrus dominate. The mouthfeel is balanced but high acidity is the hallmark. This wine finishes with a generous and lingering conclusion.
- The Rockstar: Lost Draw Cellars Albariño, 2014 vintage
- The Vines: Texas High Plains AVA, Castaño Prado Vineyards
- The Cost: $23.00 per bottle (at time of review)
Jeremy’s thoughts: I really like this wine and I am proud of what it represents… A high quality producer offering a Mediterranean style white wine that is capable of competing with the old world in a blind tasting. The high acidity makes this an acid-fiends’ best friend, or a versatile food pairing wine, as the structure is capable of holding up to high acid dishes.