Lubbock visit 3-6 Aug '09 - Printable Version

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- hotwine - 08-07-2009 05:17 PM

Visited Lubbock this week and three of the four wineries there with good friends; the fourth, Pheasant Ridge was closed and only open Fri-Sun.

The three we visited were Lllano Escatado, Cap*Rock, and McPherson Cellars. Tasted 5-6 wines at each but only bought 2-3 at each. Tasting notes will follow much later when they're consumed with food.

Took along a few as gifts for our hosts.... one was an unoaked Chardonnay, the Albert Ponnelle Bourgogne Blanc, and it turned out Chardonnay was his favorite wavietal; he had never tried one without oak, and had his eyes opened. Snagged a case for him at Costco this morning, and our traveling companions will take it with them when they visit again in three weeks.

What else could we do for a most generous couple who opened their 19,000 sq ft home for us? Wonderful people.

- TheEngineer - 08-07-2009 09:53 PM

19,000 SF.....that's not a home, thats a Subdivision where I come from!!.... [img][/img]

- hotwine - 08-07-2009 10:01 PM

Yeah, it was something else. Two pools, sauna, indoor basketball court, several wet bars, first class all the way. But down-home folks you'd be proud to call your neighbors. Good-lookin' angus cows, too.

- Innkeeper - 08-08-2009 07:26 AM

In addition to the Black Angus is there any Black Gold under the spread?

Sounds like a great visit!

- winoweenie - 08-08-2009 08:41 AM

Could probably fit me lil' bungalow in one of the closets. WW

- Thomas - 08-08-2009 09:01 AM

Well, you know those Texans and their penchant for SIZE! [img][/img]


Please do post notes. I have no experience with Texas wine but have heard a number of good things about some of them. We have a winemaker in the Finger Lakes who worked in Texas for a couple of vintages, and that's why you can find Ravines wines out your way.

- hotwine - 08-08-2009 09:02 AM

The big house is actually in town, IK.... but suspect there's plenty under their various ranches. Active wells are everywhere up there, along with "wind farms".... monster wind turbines generating electricity.

I hadn't visited that town since the early '60s; all of the herefords of that time have been replaced with angus and beefmasters.

One of their places is covered up with pecan trees.... 10,000 of 'em.

Great visit, hope to go back before too long.