Now that Drinkhacker HQ has officially relocated to Austin, you can expect to start seeing more coverage of southern products here, courtesy of proximity if nothing else.
Today we crack into a Texas Hill Country wine from Wedding Oak Winery in San Saba, Texas. This Aglianico — a traditional Italian grape — was limited to 170 cases.
It’s a dense wine that can be initially a bit tough, with notes of licorice and walnut shells dominant, but time in glass rewards the drinker by allowing notes of blackberry, brewed tea, and a bite of rhubarb to show through. The finish has a certain greenness but it adds balances to lingering notes of chocolate and cherry. All told, an interesting journey.
B+ / $30 / weddingoakwinery.com