5-22-2015 – 5pm – 8pm at East End Wines –
1209 Rosewood Ave., 78702
At Alexander Vineyards we produce wines that are classic expressions of the regions in which they are made. We produce four true Champagnes, five still wines from Bordeaux, and a Riesling from Germany. In the next two years, we plan on featuring a portfolio of 40-45 wines from around the world. Plans of growing our own grapes and producing our own Texas wines are in the works. We believe it’s about the quality of wines produced no matter if the grapes are grown in Texas of half-way around the world.
Alexander Vineyards Riesling 2011 – 18.57 – Bernkastel, Mosel, Germany. Our grapes are grown on the steep slopes of the Middle Mosel region of Germany near the town of Bernkastel. Classified as a Spätlese, this wine is lean, acidic, and full-bodied with a short finish which makes it the perfect pairing with Asian cuisine, especially Thai. Early harvest in 2011. Extended hang time from early warmth. Expressive.
Bordeaux Wines – Bordeaux, located along the Gironde River in south eastern France, is the largest wine growing region in the country. It is the only region in France that produces red, white, and sweet wines, and we are proud to showcase all three.
Alexander Vineyards White Graves 2012 – 25.57 – 55% Semillon, 45% Sauvignon Blanc. Spends 8 months on the lees. Food Pairing: scallops, goat cheese, extremely versatile food wine. Complex in character with a nice balance of fruit, spices and floral notes. Lovely conditions. Fleshy and juicy versus raciness of 2011.
Alexander Vineyards Bordeaux Rosé 2013 – 16.57 – 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. “pressurage direct” method. Food Pairing: turkey, crab, BBQ. Small, but high quality. Cold, hail, rain, rot. Easier to pick reds early and make rosé.
Alexander Vineyards Red Graves 2011 – 30.57 – 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ages 12-14 months in new and old French oak barrels. Food Pairing: beef wellington, dark chocolate, gruyere. Complicated. Summer in spring, spring in summer, summer again in fall. Abundant fruit, firm acidity. Good concentration.