about Cellar Rat wine
The wines I’m making are approachable, versatile, drinkable dry reds. I want to make wine that appeals to the largest audience. I have had people who only drink white wine tell me mine are great.
These wines are not food dependent wines but also compliment a plethora of different foods.
196 cases produced
The 2017 Sangiovese comes from the Letkeman Family Vineyards in Gaines County, Texas. Andrew Sides from Lost Draw Cellars helped me with the acquisition of these grapes.
This wine was aged in neutral French Oak for 16 months and is made for pizza. Don’t worry all 3 of you pizza haters out there because, it’s amazing with spaghetti and meatballs too. Really anything red and Italian is gonna go well with this Sangiovese. It pairs well with just a glass too. Throw the cork away cause you’re not gonna need it after you open this beauty.
2017 Estoy Aqui
144 cases produced
The primitivo came from Narra Vineyards in Terry County and the Sangiovese is from the Letkeman Family Vineyards in Gaines County. This sexy blend was inspired by Benjamin Calais when he showed me a 2011 blend of the same grapes. Also aged in neutral French Oak for 16 months, the Estoy Aqui brings a fruit bomb straight to your mouth. Pairs excellent with smoky bbq and fishing stories.
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Great date night wine
Great date night wine! Easy drinker to enjoy while cooking and pairs perfectly with lasagna or your favorite pasta dish.
Palate pleasing approach-ability
Cellar Rat wines expertly achieve palate pleasing approach-ability without jeopardizing complexity. The blend balances nuanced notes of ripe raspberry, vanilla cream and violets with the rich mouthfeel you would expect from zinfandel. This is a wine made not only for Texas cuisine, but for warm evenings and long Hill Country sunsets.
Open it, chill it and enjoy
Open it, chill it and enjoy. This is a really pleasant summer red, that will pair beautifully with summer picnics and bbqs. Bright acidity with fine tannins and delicate, but sweet red berries across the length of the wine makes this a perfect chillable red.