While monitoring the many tweets during the Texas Twitter Taste-Off, I decided I would open and pour my first ever Texas wine, courtesy of Russ Kane and the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. A Rhone style white blend, the 2007 Scissortail is produced by Alamosa Wine Cellars, located in Bend, Texas. The wine is a blend of 55% Marsanne, 32% Rousanne, and 13% Viognier.
The wine retails for $26 and comes in at 13.2% alcohol with a real cork closure. A deep golden color in glass, the wine displayed a hint of pineapple on the nose and citrus-lemon notes. In the mouth, a crisp, medium-bodied wine with white peach, straw, and mineral components. Overall, I was not impressed nor disappointed.
A few tweets from the taste-off:
JayBV1973: Alamosa Wine Cellars Scissortail – Flinty, mineraly flavors, crisp, long, great food companion.
VintageTexas: Alamosa Cellars Scissortail Rhone style white blend – earthy crisp wine;