2017 Reserve Longhorn Shiraz
The 2017 Triple R Ranch and Winery Longhorn Shiraz is a masterful blend of California and Texas Shiraz grapes. 2017 produced low rainfall in California making way for a strong quality growing season. During that same year, Texas had an unusual mild January-February followed by the unprecedented Hurricane Harvey that pushed dry air to the Texas High Plains causing the vines to avoid the familiar late summer storms. The deep bright ruby red color sparkles in the glass. This single varietal blend displays a bouquet of blueberry, plum, and a hint of white pepper. On the palate, comes a burst of red cherry, currant and plum. You can California my Texas all day long with this masterpiece by The Triple R Ranch and Winery!
Aging: 13 Months Stainless Steel Tanks
Look: Ruby red with purple hues in the center and day-bright clarity
Smell: Heady aromas of blueberry and plum with a subtle note of white pepper rise in the glass
Taste: This medium to full-bodied red is stainless steel aged, which keeps the varietal fruit pure. On the palate comes a burst of red cherry, red currant and plum rounded out by a seamless finish.
Legend Of The Ranch Story: Texas Longhorn already roamed the Ranch when the Ross family purchased it in 1996. Today, approximately 70 head belong to the herd, led by an award-winning registered Longhorn bull named Max America. Be sure to ask ranch owner and winemaker Ron Ross about the interesting “friendship” between Max America and Lakota, a 1-ton buffalo who also makes the Ranch his home.