Monday, May 27, 2024

Beckett’s Missouri Red Wine w/ Burgers

Beckett’s Missouri Red Wine w/ Burgers 

With grilled burgers on the deck we opened from the cellar a ‘burger wine’. We discovered and acquired this wine during our Missouri Wine Experience in 2021. This is from Beckett’s Winery in Glasgow, MO that we discovered in our cross country road trip. Glasgow is a quaint picturesque small river town, population 1026, with only a few shops and businesses such that Beckett’s Winery and Beckett’s Restaurant stand out conspicuously, almost out of place in the rural town setting. 

Tonight we re-lived that experience when we had a delightful memorable lunch at Beckett’s winery wine bar, featured in these pages at the link, opposite the restaurant, sitting on the deck overlooking the Missouri River. The tranquil setting has a view in the distance of the first all steel bridge in America spanning the mighty river. 

The restaurant winery combination offers wine friendly American fare with burgers, charcuterie, cheeses and snacks for casual enjoyable dining. We ordered the wine flight, a sampling of all five wines, then had a glass of their white with a charcuterie, cheese and fresh fruit board. 

Beckett’s offer a portfolio of wines, three red, three white and a rose. We enjoyed them so much we purchased each of their reds to take home. Commemorating the massive steel bridge, the Beckett’s wine portfolio features its flagship label “All Steel Red” with a characticture of the structure on the label. They describe it as “signature Beckett's Winery favorite. Our driest red wine, it is a medium-bodied Chambourcin and Syrah blend. Includes flavors of lucious blackberry jam with a slight earthy scent and a dry, smooth finish.” 

Their signature white is Beckett's Winery “226”, the driest wine in their signature collection. “226” is the mile marker of the state highway Missouri 240 at the point of the point of the bridge crossing the river. Made from Missouri grapes, this Chardonel offers hints of citrus fruits on the palate and nose. Fruit appears on the front palate and offers a lingering finish. Like their other labels , this is also creatively packaged, adorned with a creative label featuring a map of the central Missouri region. 

Tonight, with burgers, grilled corn, rice and beans, we had as a wine pairing, Beckett's Red, the house wine at Beckett's restaurant. From Beckett's Winery, they describe this as ‘a soft and drinkable semi-sweet red wine. It is delectably light and fruity with tangy sherry aromas.’

This wine exceeded our expectations, for a Missouri red wine at a sub-twenty dollar price point.

Ruby colored, medium bodied, ripe black berry and black current fruits with notes of tangy clove spice, tobacco leaf and black tea with soft modest tannins on a pleasant finish.

RM 88 points.