Texas Christian University is commemorating its 150th anniversary with the extraordinary release of 2 special-edition white wines, made by a California winery with a TCU connection.
According to a release, Saarloos + Sons winery in California’s Santa Ynez Valley has actually developed a cabernet sauvignon and a sauvignon blanc to honor the university’s sesquicentennial.
The winery is run by the Saarloos household, a fourth-generation organization run by Keith Saarloos– bro of Kirk Saarloos, the head baseball coach at TCU.
” TCU supports my bro, and our household enjoys this school a lot that I instantly stated, ‘Let’s do it,’ when we were asked,” Keith states.
Keeping with household custom, Keith’s child Brielle will participate in TCU in the fall.
Normally, Saarloos red wine is offered just at the winery, situated in Los Olivos, California, otherwise direct. But they’re making an exception for the TCU 150, which will be offered in minimal amounts at the TCU Campus Store by spring.
“Every among our white wines is an estate red wine, which indicates we grow the grapes, we choose them and we bottle the red wine,” Keith states.
Food author June Naylor Harris, herself a ’79 TCU graduate, supplied tasting notes on the 2 white wines, as follows:
Sauvignon blanc: A medium-bodied red wine with smooth balance of mineral and acidic tones, softened with notes of stone fruit, honeydew, and fresh herbs. Pair with soft cheese such as goat, feta, and green peppercorn brie, with grapes and granny smith apples, smoked salmon, salted nuts, Thai- spiced shrimp, and herb-grilled chicken.
Cabernet sauvignon: Rich and strong with moderate level of acidity, dark fruit tones, earthy notes, and a tip of spice and herbs at the surface, with tannins and structure throughout. Pair with spice-rubbed beef tenderloin, lamb skewers with rosemary-blackberry glaze, venison, elk, charcuterie boards with tough cheese, treated meats, & & berries, and dark chocolate truffles.
The labels were developed by TCU partners utilizing a gold anniversary crest, booked for minimal usage. The back of the bottle consists of the main 150th mark in addition to information about the red wine.
The sauvignon is $69, and the cabernet is $119. They’ll be offered at the Campus Store in late February, in minimal amounts.
TCU imaginative director Kris Copeland calls it “a truly unique year,” specifying, “not just do we get to produce products that commemorate 150 years of our history, however we’re likewise producing the artifacts that future generations of Horned Frogs will review.”.
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