Guy Stout is a busy fellow. But one of his passions is grape growing and winemaking. Guy owns a patch of Syrah in Blanco on an area known as the Devil’s Backbone. One of the most scenic drives in Texas, it isn’t always so kind to grapes. So when Guy had a dry spell at his vineyards, he hooked up with the folks at Alexander Valley Vineyards in California and conspired to make a red wine worthy of the name Devils’ Backbone.
Here’s what Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle had to say about Guy’s latest “after hours” project, the 2009 Devil’s Backbone Red:
“Houston’s Guy Stout, a Master Sommelier, conspired with the wine-making team at Alexander Valley Vineyards and the homered in their first-at-bat. It’s named for the (Texas) Hill Country landmark geological formation, but the dark fruit is pure Alexander Valley. After tasting this…perhaps Stout should quit his day job.”
Retails :under $20
Grapes 55% Cabernet 30% Syrah, 15% Zinfandel
Way to go Guy. But tell us it isn’t so, you aren’t really going to quit your day job and move to California, are you? I know your Texas home team would hate to lose you. Happy Birthday!