April is upon us; we are still hard at work pruning grapes vines. The vines are pushing, but we have no signs of bud break yet. Probably in a week or two, we will start seeing buds.
April is a great month to share a bottle of our 2016 Dirt Farmer with our club members. Our 2016 Dirt Farmer won a Silver medal at the 2019 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition where we won 13 awards and 3 Texas Class Champions. 2016 Dirt Farmer was in a catagory with other New World Tempranillos and Blends in the $30 to $100 range. Our Dirt Farmer is value priced at $30.00.
Our 2016 Dirt Farmer is a blend of Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignon, and Petit Verdot.
There is a story for our Dirt Farmer. The French call it terroir. In Texas we call it dirt. Nurturing the soil, the farmer encourages healthy vines, producing fruit which becomes wonderful wine.
Dirt Farmer is named to celebrate the six generations of hard working men and women who have toiled in the High Plains of Texas. Agriculture is a way of life for the Bingham family- this red blend is one way we treat ourselves after a long day of work in the fields.
Treat yourself after your hard day’s work with a glass of our 2016 Dirt Farmer.
Dirt Farmer is the family favorite; we enjoy this blend with just about any meal. It is mildly spicy and slightly acidic, so beef and smoked pork will be the best pairings.
The colors are bright, not transparent and not opaque. With Red Delicious apple red hues, reminiscent of red jam with garnet notes. Smoke comes billowing out of the glass as the dominating aroma. It is an honest charred oak aroma. Underneath the smell of sweet fruit is detected, hinting at ripe red cherry. In a turnabout the flavors attack with rich, ripe red cherry, so juicy and mouthwatering. Followed by flavors of vanilla with the smoke cloud following. The charcoal smoke note carries into the long finish that tappers off with a tasty blackberry candy note.
Plan a visit to come taste our 2016 Dirt Farmer. Choose either our Grapevine tasting room or our Fredericksburg tasting room. If you are ever in the Lubbock area, call our Meadow winery to see about a tour and tasting.