Yes, a fantastic Pinot made with grapes from Texas!  It can happen. Sourced from Merrill’s Vineyard in the Texas High Plains, this rich and floral fragrant Pinot exemplifies what quality care and good grape selection can do. The color is well intact with little separation on the rim.  It’s medium-bodied and you can taste the plums and cherries coming out more as the wine unfolds in the glass, waiting for you to take that next sip.  The wine is fairly oaky, but not over powering. The acids are pronounced in this one, but balanced and not overwhelming.  Definitely serve this one 10 degrees off room temperature for a pleasant tasting experience. Cheers!

IMG_8215 - Messina Hof Winery - Pinot Noir - 2010