The McPhersons have been a pioneering family in grape growing and wine making in Texas for over 40 years. The family patriarch, Dr. Clinton A. “Doc” McPherson, is one of the “Fathers” of the modern Texas wine industry. In 1976 “Doc,” a Chemistry Professor at Texas Tech University, and Bob Reed, founded Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock, the first post-Prohibition Texas winery. To- day “Doc” remains one of the state’s prime grape growers and was the first in Texas to plant Sangiovese in his Sagmor Vineyard. His son, Kim, worked in Na- pa Valley before returning to Lubbock as winemaker for Llano Estacado from 1979 until 1985 and for Cap*Rock Winery from 1990 until 2007 and then opened McPherson Cellars in 2008 by converting the historic 1930’s era Coca Cola bottling plant in downtown Lubbock into a winery. It is one of the most beautiful, modern and efficient wine facilities in Texas. Kim believes in “planting to the land” so his focus is on Rhone, Italian and Spanish varietals. Check with Siema office for current vintages
Who says blush wine can’t be fun? Lots of fruit and a little sweetness makes this a great summer sip. Notes of cherry, strawberry and pomegranate with just a little tropical fruit edge. The 2010 Shy Blush is 60% Chenin Blanc, 30% Muscat, and 10% Ruby Cabernet. Residual Sugar 4%.
**Double Gold San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012
Lively and aromatic with aromas of white flowers, ripe peach and banana. Soft and round with a lingering finish. Pairs best with light salads and fresh seafood. Oysters anyone? 325 cases produced.
Les Copains (Grenache Blanc/Viognier/Roussanne)
A delicious take on a French Rhone blend; bright and lively with notes of green apple, Asian pear and white flower petals. Soft and round with a lingering finish. Pairs best with light salads, fresh seafood and light preparations of white meats. 325 cases produced.
The Tre Coloré or “Three Colors” red is a combination of 62% Mourvedre, 27% Carignan, and 11% Viongier. Light and juicy with notes of red raspberries, black currants, smoky violets, and subtle earthiness and black pepper. Try this wine with your favourite burger, pizza, BBQ, game meat, or grilled pork tenderloin. 1820 cases produced.
Sparkling Chenin Blanc Extra Dry
Texas Sparkling wines are rare and this one is even more unique having been made by the McPherson brothers working in different states. Kim McPherson makes the base wine from 100% Texas grown Chenin Blanc and Muscat and his brother Jon handles the secondary fermentation at South Coast Winery in Temecula, California via Charmat method. Think Prosecco-like with bright green apple and citrus notes with refreshing acidity and a delicate sweetness. 400 cases produced.
Herencia, Spanish for Heritage, is an old-world style blend of Tempranillo (78%), Mourvedre (12%), Grenache (5%), and Syrah (5%). Bright cherry and plums notes intertwined with black pepper, dried tobacco and a subtle earthiness. Pair with burgers, pizza, lamb, or grilled beef. 530 cases produced.