The Specs

Vintage: 2017
Varietal: Merlot
Appellation: Texas High Plains
Harvest Date: August – September, 2017
Sugar: 24.5-26.5 Brix
Aging: French and American Oak barrels
Fermentation: French and American Oak barrels
Bottling Date: November, 2018
Residual Sugar: Dry – 0.3 g/L
Alcohol %14.1

Tasting Notes

We found this wine at Costco. We decanted for it 2 hours to ensure it was open. We tasted it at a room temperature of 75 degrees.

The Color

We found this wine to be Ruby Red/Purple. Simply brilliant in color.

The Aroma

We noticed Jam, Tobacco, Leather, Smoke and a tiny hint of Black Pepper and Barnyard. Absolutely wonderful nose.

The Flavor

Quite fruity. We tasted Dark Fruits, Plums, Tobacco, Leather and a finish of Peaches. The flavor intensity and finish is incredible.


Very soft and luxurious, with an excellent acidity. The Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2017 sits softly in your mouth. Not aggressive or biting, tannins are present, but only add the enjoyment of this wine.

Final Thoughts

Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2017 is just a wonderful experience. To think you can be shopping in Costco and find a Texas Wine is wonderful. If you’ve never tried this wine, please add it to your cellar. It deserves to be there.


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