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Read more about one of Lost Oak Winery's grape grower, Jet Wilmeth, and how he began the journey of growing grapes. His passion for farming lead him to bring a special uniquness to our tasting room.
Gene Estes' life has taken him from his Abilene birthplace to Vietnam, to France, and back to Burleson, Texas, where he founded Lost Oak Winery. From there, Gene's daughter, Roxanne Myers, has taken Lost Oak on its own journey, growing the company from one small building....
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Lost Oak Winery Offers Mother's Day Gifts to Match Everyone's Taste
The “100% Texas” Winery Offers Sweet, Fruity, Chocolatey, Spicy, Creamy, and Velvety Options for Mother’s Day
With Mother’s Day just around the corner – it’s on May 8 this year, so don’t forget to circle it on your calendar – Lost Oak Winery has put together a list of some of their best and tastiest beverages as a gift-giving guide for the moms in everyone’s lives.
Women now drink most of the wine — 57 percent — in the U.S., according to Wine Market Council and Nielsen data, Roxanne Myers, former President and active member of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, is helping you toast to the occasion with their picks of this season's best wines.
“This specially-curated collection of wines provides a wide variety of tastes and flavors,” said Myers. “Rest assured that we’ve gone out of our way to try and offer something to please the palates of just about everyone.”
Mourvédre Rosé – True to its name, this rosé has a delicate pink tint. Aromas of spring flowers and honeydew mix with a hint of minerality. Flavors of ripe melons carry over to the pallet. Gentle acidity and key lime zest on the finish lingers just long enough to inspire t another sip.
Sauvignon Blanc – The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc has a delicate straw color and structured well-spaced legs. With an overwhelming aroma of Bosc pear and hint of citrus, this is not typical in Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus is front and center on the palate, with hints of white grapefruit and verna lemon. The finish lingers on the tongue with notes of exotic kumquat and Persian lime.
Orange Muscat – The 2021 Orange Muscat has a delightfully faint straw color. Swirling in the glass reveals legs that cling forever to the glass. The intense aromas of candied tangerine, sweet almond, and delicate wildflowers washes over the senses. The flavor is of ripe peaches and honeycomb tempered with just the right amount of tart citrus on the finish.
Max – Bright and inviting color of straw starts this Sweet Moscato off. It has aromas of honeydew melon and granny smith apple with just a hint of spice. Tropical fruit comes alive in the flavor with notes of guava, kiwi and citrus. The finish is refreshing and lingers with a hint of key lime.
Viognier Reserve – Thanks to the barrel aging of this wine, it has a more golden hue but still manages to be bright and friendly. It opens up with aromas of honey, over ripe golden apples, and vanilla. With a mouth feel that is creamy and velvety this Viognier is an explosion of tropical flavors and a hint of spiced pear. The finish is delicate and lasting, turning into flavors of clover honey, clove, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Cabernet Sauvignon – This Cabernet Sauvignon has an inky ruby color. Aromas of black cherries, currants, and just a hint of licorice are ever changing with each inhale. Cherries and currants carry over to the palate but with the added flavors of dark chocolate and espresso. It finishes with a lingering mouth feel reminiscent of black tea full of structured tannins.
Meritage – With a beautiful endless garnet hue, this Meritage has soft aromas of boysenberry and vanilla. When it comes to flavor, Bing cherries are the star of the show. Hints of blackberry and huckleberry, along with soft baking spice, accompany cherry on the finish. Rounded tannins linger on the palate to finish this exceptional Meritage off.
Crimson Oak – This wine has a wonderful dark color, nice nose of strawberry, black cherry, and a hint of cedar. Full bodied wine with a nice balance of fruit and acid with a smooth lingering aftertaste.
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Texas had some of the strongest growth in 2020 (15 percent); and while that growth was down by more than half in 2021 (7 percent), the state still fared better than the country’s other winery-dominant states. Roxanne Myers, president of the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association, pointed to the pandemic as the major contributor to this decline in growth, year-over-year.
“You saw very few wineries putting in second, third, or fourth tasting rooms because it was a very uncertain market,” said Myers. “Also, because wineries were shut down along with bars, it wasn’t prudent to open up a new winery business while you couldn’t operate."
“Online sales have multiple barriers to entry,” added Myers. “First, interstate shipping laws make it difficult to follow the rules about state taxes and reporting. Also, some of the more powerful internet wine retailers use wines available by distributors; so, if a winery doesn’t use a distribution company and only direct-ships, it’s hard to compete online with limited marketing resources.” Myers is confident that growth will rebound in 2022 and said a lot of movement is taking place in the Hill Country and north of Fort Worth, towards the River River area.
“There are a few concerns in the marketplace right now with regards to viticulture, namely herbicide volatilization and climate change. Aside from that, Texas is still a big market for wine consumers, and I believe we’ll see more and more investment here,” she said. “Land in Texas is less expensive than other areas, making it attractive to outside investment, and there are few restrictions for getting a permit to manufacture and direct-sell wine."
2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2018 Cabernet Franc 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿
2019 Montepulciano 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿
2019 Mourvèdre 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗲
2020 Orange Muscat 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿
2019 Petit Verdot 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗲
2020 Sauvignon Blanc 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿
NV Shiraz 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱
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