In the last six or seven years a number of new Hill Country wineries have begun producing rave-review wines. Pedernales Cellars outside of Fredericksburg is one of my favorites.
Denny and I were celebrating day's end recently and opened one of my few bottles of Pedernales Cellars 2012 Viognier, a 100% Texas-grown wine.
A good Viognier wakes you up and slows you down at the same time. This award-winning Viognier is good. Imagine a crisp tongue tingle with an edge of tropical pineapple and grapefruit followed by a glide of peach and honey with a whisper of flowery spice at the end.
Then imagine yourself sipping from a glass of this light gold goodness, sitting before a sunset, watching flows of glowing light layer the sky, letting the synthesis of light and flavor sweep life's minutiae from your mind.
Welcome to the magic of fine wine made and tasted in the Texas Hill Country.
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