Sourced from one of the stalwarts of the Paso Robles region (Westside fruit, yeah!), this purpose-built Bordelaise-blend is a seamless masterpiece of ripe yet beautifully-attenuated fruit deftly-layered over a firm core of tannins. This wine has an almost Italian-style firmness to it (think Super Tuscan) despite being a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot. Harmonious, elegant and weighing in at just 14.1% alc., this is a wonderful example of what Westside Paso Robles can do with Bordelaise varieties. Previous vintages are priced well over $35/bottle at the winery, yours today for just $15/bottle.
Deep garnet in the glass. Rich plum and baking spice aromas mingle with brown sugar, leather, and dried tobacco - a total classic bouquet. The combo of French and American oak blends seamlessly here too. The wine is smooth and rich up front with plums and seasoned oak wrapping around the firm, aforementioned structure. An absolute pleasure to drink now (not to mention decidedly food-friendly), this wine will age beautifully over the next decade.
40% new French and American oak, 50/50 split
30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 17% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petite Verdot
61 cases left
Bottled May 3rd, 2021