Vineyard: Becker Vineyards, Fredericksburg, TX
Type of wine: semi-dry red blend
Palate: soft, tart cherry, semi-dry
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pairing: Red sauce pasta dish
I picked up this 2012 vintage bottle of Becker Vineyards’ Iconoclast Fascination Red Blend at an HEB store. I’ve had this wine in previous vintages but had never written a review. I remembered the wine being a respectable red blend from Texas previously. The wine pours an inviting deep, almost purple color. The nose of this wine is lightly earthy with a grassy scent. The first sip of the wine is very soft, smooth, supple. Immediately there is a tart cherry and dark fruit taste with hints of plum as well. The wine finishes spicy with medium acidity and semi-dry. This wine can easily be enjoyed by itself but if you are looking to accompany a dinner with it I would suggest a red sauce pasta dish or perhaps some barbecue with a tangy and/or sweet sauce. At $12 a bottle and with high availability I would definitely recommend picking it up the next time you visit the grocery or liquor store to keep around.