Bottle Rocket: Try Kiepersol Winery’s White Blend, Says Sommelier Jason Hisaw
My car temperature gauge peaked at 103 degrees last week.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I headed to the pool…with a bottle of wine. Which one? It was a white blend from Texas. Surprised?
I recently visited the Kiepersol Winery in Tyler, Texas, where I tried their 2009 Vit white blend. I was blown away by its slight touch of sweetness, racy acidy, and amazing floral aromas that reminded me of apples and pears. This wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, and Semillon grapes. I couldn’t have chosen a better wine for poolside sipping.
I fired up the grill, tossed on a few jumbo prawns, and retreated to the AC, where I tossed together a simple salad of spinach, fresh peaches and a light vinaigrette. As the sun slipped away, I sipped my Kiepersol Vit. Grilled shrimp, Texas peaches, a simple spinach salad, and a glass of Vit.
The wine is available at Big Daddy’s, and I found a few bottles at Central Market on Lovers Lane. At $17 a bottle, you should have no trouble drinking a few before this long summer is finished. (Ed Note: See comments below)
Jason Hisaw is certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers as an Advanced Level Sommelier. He is a member of the wine team at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas and writes for EscapeHatchDallas.com.