2021 McPherson High Plains Sangiovese, High Planes, TX
The McPherson family has been a part of Texas grape growing and winemaking for over 40 years. McPherson Cellars was created to honor Winemaker Kim McPherson’s father Dr. Clinton “Doc” McPherson, a founder and pioneer of the modern Texas wine industry.
Tuscany’s foundational grape has long had a place at the table in the Old World, and becomes a supple, medium-bodied red on the sun-drenched High Plains. Sangiovese was one of the first varieties planted in the late 1960s by Clinton “Doc” McPherson. Reminiscent of the rolling hills of Tuscany, but decidedly reflective of the Texas terroir, this wine offers aromas of ripe dark cherry, dark plum, and boysenberry framed by dusty earth, powdered cocoa, and dry, savory herbs. The palate reveals an elegant structure with gentle grip and a long, savory finish.