Saturday, December 8, 2007

Wine Corner Review #10: Fredericksburg Winery 150th Anniversary Texas Rose

Fredericksburg, Texas, that marvelous Hill Country haven, celebrated it's 150th-year anniversary in 1996. In commemoration, Fredericksburg Winery bottled a Texas Rose wine, featuring the symbolic Vereins-Kirche building on the label. More than ten years later, you can still buy this slightly sweet vino online through the winery's website at and belatedly celebrate the grueling 70-mile, 16-day journey taken by 120 hardy souls in order to found the town.

The robe is pale peach/strawberry in color (call it peachberry), with orange highlights throughout. The nose is quite subtle and ever-so-slightly fruity with traces of tangerine. The taste reveals strawberry, pomegranite, tangerine, and even a touch of peanut butter on the chewy finish. My lovely wife the Rock Star felt it would be best paired with brie, while my friend the Rock and myself offered that it would be good with any fruit/cheese combination, and would stand up well with just about any spicy food. Please note that as of this writing, Fredericksburg Winery wine can only be bought from the winery itself; they refuse to work with what they feel is the unjust package-store situation in Texas. Please email, call, or order online soon, and remember:


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