Barbera Merlot 2012

2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Bronze Medal

2015 Lone Star International Competition

Bronze Medal

2012 was a near perfect growing year in Texas. From this season, we were fortunate to have four outstanding Merlot vineyards producing top quality fruit. As a tribute to them, we have revitalized a Becker original wine series, "The Four Seasons". Our goal with The Four Seasons collection is to represent one of each of our four stellar Merlot vineyards in each blend. The first of these Wine Club offerings is our Summer label.

This blend is from our Peter's Prairie Vineyard in Mason County which gave us the Barbera as well as Dr. Reddy's vineyard in Brownfield, Texas for our Merlot. The blend of Merlot and Barbera is our way of paying tribute to the origins of the Four Season's labels - the Becker "Quattro Stagioni". Each label in this series is a Tony Bell painting, a life-long friend of Dr. Becker, and several of his paintings have been made into Becker Vineyard labels.

Barbera-Merlot is one of our Wine Club Member Only Wines. Club Member Price is $40.00.
Please call or email us at the winery to place your order for this wine.



        
TASTING NOTES

Aromatics: Mature fruit, current, cassis and leather - playing into notes of toasted oak and mild vanillin

On the palate: Red fruit, tannin structure and dark roasted coffee. Mild black pepper on the back palate finishing with dry lingering notes of fruit and tannin.

 

Barbera Merlot 2012