In 2010, a skeleton key found on the vineyard estate became the inspiration behind this label. This wine unlocks the flavors of William Chris Vineyards and Texas.
Stylistically, this wine showcases a different approach to the traditional William Chris wine. Skeleton Key gives the winemakers the chance to express themselves creatively using more blending techniques and oak aging, thus defining an approachable introduction to Texas wine. In addition, the variety of grapes used in this blend translates to greater production capacity and allows William Chris to further support Texas farmers.
Aging: 20 months in a blend of 30% new French oak and 20% new Eastern European
Cases produced: 1939
Varietals: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, Narra Vineyards, Texas High Plains AVA; 17% Merlot, Granite Hill Vineyards, Bell Mountain AVA; 15% Zinfandel, Paka Family Vineyards, Texas High Plains AVA; 12% Sangiovese, Narra Family Vineyards, Texas High Plains AVA