Primavera Merlot Syrah 2012

2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Gold Medal (90 points)

2015 Lone Star International Wine Competition

Silver 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. For the second installment, we follow up with our Primavera or Spring Merlot.

This blend is a beguiling mix of the Wilmeth Vineyard's Merlot (next block down from one of our reserve Cab blocks) and our estate Syrah. This Merlot displays everything you would expect to find in a classic New World Bordeaux. It has a strong backbone of tannins wrapped in black cherry and a soft fruit driven nose. It's the perfect red wine for Texas Spring. We suggest enjoying this wine with friends...so a second bottle will be needed.

The Primavera is perfect to enjoy with the first of our "outdoor" spring meals, however this wine will continue to mature for the next 5 plus years.

Primavera is one of our Wine Club Member Only Wines. Club Member Price is $32.00.
Please call or email us at the winery to place your order for this wine.
TASTING NOTES

Aromatics: Mature fruit, currant, and strawberry - playing into notes of toasted oak and mild vanillin.

On the palate: Red fruit, tannin structure, and dark cherry - mild black pepper on the back palate finishing with dry lingering notes of fruit and tannin.

Primavera Merlot Syrah 2012