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Prior to their partnership, both Bill and Chris had numerous years of experience growing grapes in Texas. Since the two established the William Chris Vineyards brand, a beautiful story continues to be written. Not only driven by the passion of our founders but also the community they continue to build as the business grows. Our vineyard partners, winemakers, and team members make Bill and Chris's vision a reality.

Your 2020 Fall Wine Pairing Guide!

Posted by WCV Team on October 19, 2020

Autumn feels like it’s just fall-en into our laps (pardon the pun), but have no fear because William Chris is here...to stock your dwindling wine shelves full of drinks that dare to pair with the season! I’m talking wines that evoke gold and garnet leaves, that warm up a brisk night and that will stand absolute at tables laden with good food. Since the best way to enjoy every season is with a glass of 100% Texas wine in hand, we're recommending a special wine for each hand, each foot, and a little William Chris extra.

2019 Roussanne, Texas High Plains

This first wine has been glistening next to our Chef, Josh Tye’s, original food pairings-- 2019 Roussanne from the Texas High Plains. Not only does the rich golden hue of this Roussanne set the stage for any dinner table, it is also suggestive of the wine’s aromas and flavors. Is that honey notes that I am detecting, or hazelnuts and golden hay? Pair with roasted vegetables and anything savory that you would top with crushed toasted nuts. 

 

2018 La Pradera Cinsault and 2018 Hunter

Let’s face it, we wait all year long to pull out the recipes for this season. Making it through all of them may sound like a challenge, but our 2018 La Pradera Cinsault has the unique ability to zap a palate back into action...even after helping number three. Flavors of the pure red forest berries will uplift dishes like roasted loin of pork, green beans almondine, and goat cheese salads. Even better, this wine will pair to the notorious challenge at the Thanksgiving table- cranberries! And while this delicate and juicy Cinsault will act like a cherry glaze to pork, we have a complement to bolder delicacies like charred beef tips and Prime Rib au jus. Our newest release, 2018 Hunter, brings velvety fig and plum to a decadent table. Pair 2018 La Pradera Cinsault with your favorite fall-time table runner and a couple bottles of 2018 Hunter with dim lighting and a Spicewood fire.

 

2018 Texas High Plains Mourvedre

Sometimes the season brings so much food to the table that you just can’t pick what to pair to. We understand! Or maybe your gatherings are potluck style and wine-pairing is a mystery. Select 2018 Texas High Plains Mourvedre as a universal wine for your table of veggies, potatoes, beef, and even soy-based Asian cuisine if that is your style! This wine blends Mourvedre grapes from several vineyards so that where one set of vineyard conditions might promote spice and depth another might promote fruit and brighter tones, leaving you with a little bit of everything that tastes like Texas in a single glass!

 

And when dessert finally comes, and oh it does, a dry wine will taste bitter and astringent. But for a little extra William Chris to round out the meal I would pull aside a short bottle of our very special Black Jacquez II for every piece of pie, but mostly S’MORES! For full enjoyment, swap the milk chocolate for dark and get a nice char on that marshmallow. Black Jaque II will warm you right up.

 

If you want all of these wines together in a pack, you can get our exclusive Fall Pack here

Topics: Educational, Wines, Cooking