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Hand-crafted limited production Napa Valley wines made exclusively for Lamar University. 20% of proceeds are given back to LU.

Fall Release

INTRODUCING OUR FALL 2022 LABELS AND VARIETALS

Cardinal

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley

The Lamar Cardinals were born in 1932 as a part of an initiative established by Judge J.M. Combs to transform South Park Junior College to Lamar. Then coach and athletics director John Gray changed the mascot from the Brahmas to the Cardinals to signify this new beginning. The story goes that the Cardinals were chosen because it was also a certain midwestern baseball team’s mascot of whom Gray was a fan, and the professional team physically closest to Beaumont, Texas.

Our flagship Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic representation of the appellation’s preeminent varietal. Notes of black cherry, blackberry and plum are complemented by hints of toasted oak, dried currant and baking spice. Fine-grained tannins and ample brightness on the palate give way to a polished mouthfeel and exceptionally long finish.
$95 / Bottle

Gladys City

2020 Pinot Noir – Santa Barbara County

Gladys City found fame as an early 1900s-era Texas boomtown on the Spindletop oil field where, on Jan. 10, 1901, the Lucas Gusher blew. The vast amount of oil found made it possible to use oil as an efficient and inexpensive fuel, propelling the world into the 20th century. Today, the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum at Lamar University commemorates this discovery with a 15-building complex open to the public year-round.

Our Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County experiences a lengthy and cool growing season that is similar to the climate of the Burgundy region of east-central France. Unlike Burgundy, our Pinot Noir experiences dense fog that rolls in off the Pacific Ocean; this fog contributes to the ideal climate for Pinot Noir, offering just enough moisture to be beneficial without lingering too long.

Galdys City has aromas of cherries, raspberries, blackberries and brown sugar with notes of baking spices. On the palate, the wine opens with bright, fruit flavors of strawberries, leading to a round mouthfeel on the mid-palate and soft, velvety tannins on a long, elegant finish.
$58 / Bottle

Plummer

2020 Cuveé Blanc – Napa Valley

LU’s Plummer Building is named after alumnus and long-time Lamar Board of Regents member and chairman, Otho Plummer. In 1932, Plummer won the institution’s name contest for his suggestion of “Lamar.” The Plummer Building was constructed in 1959 as the first-round educational building in the United States and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

The Plummer Cuvée Blanc is an elegant white wine blend that is alluring and complex, with a sensuous offering of tropical fruits, white flowers and subtle spice. The nose is like a bouquet of flowers and jumps from the glass with ripe lemon, white peach and orange blossom followed by notes of toast and white pepper. On the tongue, lemon bursts forward with pineapple and other tropical fruits, with undertones of vanilla. The finish is bright and zingy and mellows with vanilla and subtle spices in its length.
$44 / Bottle
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