2014 Estate Cuvée, Bending Branch Estate Vineyards
Luscious yet dry, this elegantly balanced blend is elegant and versatile.
Texas Hill Country
Bending Branch Winery
over 36 months in 20% new American oak, with the remainder in neutral French and American barrels
65% Cryomaceration, and 35% Regular Fermentation
The 2014 Estate Cuvée comes on with a nose of cherry pie and candied violet, and a translucent magenta color that belies its depth. Laser-focused tart red cherry flavors mingle seamlessly with eucalyptus, cassis and subtle white peppercorn.
2014 was the final vintage of the Bending Branch Estate Vineyards in Comfort, Texas. The 2018 Picpoul Blanc will be the first Bending Branch Estate bottling from Lost Pirogue Vineyard in Center Point, Texas.
Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Aglianico, and Mourvèdre
Food Pairing Notes
Simple foods serve to showcase complex wines. Rare beef tenderloin is a model of simplicity, luxurious in and of itself without complicated preparations. Fresh, pungent mushrooms braised with butter, wine and cream have the same effect. Like the 2014 Estate Cuvée, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.