Messina Hof’s Paulo Bordeaux Blend was preferred over Int’l wine at Texas Two-Sip Tasting
On Saturday May 14th 2011, the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel hosted the event called Texas Two-Sip Tasting. The purpose of this event was to compare the taste of Texas wines with wines from around the world. Approximately thirty wine tasters blindly sampled a local Texas wine and a similar international wine. Without knowing the locations of either wine, they were asked to state which one was their favorite and which one they thought was the Texas wine.
Messina Hof Winery’s Paulo Bordeaux Blend was selected to be taste tested along with Chateau St. George’s St. Emilion from the Bordeaux region of France. After blindly tasting each of the two wines, twenty one tasters preferred Messina Hof Winery’s Paulo Bordeaux Blend, while only six preferred Chateau St. George’s blend. In addition, seventeen of the tasters believed that Messina Hof’s blend was the international wine, while only seven believed that the Chateau St. George’s blend was the international wine. The majority of tasters that preferred Messina Hof’s blend over an international wine shows that Messina Hof ‘s own Texas wine can compete with wine worldwide and win.
For more information regarding this event please visit the Vintage Texas Blog web site.
Paulo Bordeaux Blend Is a rich blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot. It’s aged in our best French oak barrels for one year and in our best American oak barrels for the second year. The wine is dark and rich with warm vanilla and berry flavors. It represents our best Bordeaux blend.