Named for the fermentation technique, our Carbonic Grenache is meant to be enjoyed cold on a hot day. Complex aromas of rhubarb pie and dried raspberry. The palate is soft and supple with a velvety texture. Flavors of fresh strawberries and dried hibiscus petals lead to a long, seamless finish.
Named after the B-29 aircraft that Bob’s father flew in WWII, our Old 900 Syrah holds a special place at Alta Colina. This wine is single block, single clone (Alban), and comes from the one north-facing slope on the Vineyard. Known for its boldness and balance, Old 900 is among our marquee offerings. Our 13th vintage of Old 900 continues the tradition of distinct and delicious Syrah’s from this north-facing block. The unique nose opens with wet slate, graphite, and tobacco leaf. Broad and lively, this elegant wine is bright on the palate with flavors of juicy red plum and fresh black currant.
Inspired by old world producers and new world benchmarks, our GSM has been a bulwark of the lineup since the first vintage in 2007. Always a stellar food accompaniment, our GSM has trended toward a greater concentration of Grenache over the last decade. The latest edition of our signature GSM comes with aromas of Paso garrigue, dark plum, black cherry, and a basket of potpourri. A beautiful, broad entry brims with flavors of dried cherries and raspberry iced tea, leads to a medium bodied mid-palate with a long, structured finish.
One of our signature reds, Toasted Slope embodies everything that makes Paso a world-class Syrah growing region. Grown on the largest contiguous section of Alta Colina Vineyard, “Toasted Slope” is our nickname for the southwest-facing hillside where we grow this wine. Sun soaked and warm, this signature Syrah is a great example of the potential for blockbuster Syrahs from Paso Robles. Aromas of blueberry reduction sauce, hints of green peppercorn, and graphite. The palate is filled with flavors of blueberries and cream, blackberry cobbler, and baking spices.
The perfect drink-now red blend from Alta Colina Vineyard. This approachable cuvee balances the power and structure of Syrah with the elegance and nuance of Grenache. The nose opens with notes of dark cherries and red currants, which lead to a soft and balanced palate with flavors dried cranberries and fresh blueberries.
Our Downslope White is an instantly approachable white Rhone blend. Made from the lowest altitude sections of our high-altitude, hilltop Vineyard, Downslope White is meant to be enjoyed asap. Reminiscent of a summer’s day, this blend opens with aromas of gardenia, pear, blossoms, and fresh stone fruit. Lively on the tongue, the palate shows flavors of cantaloupe, pear, and white peach with a hint of crème brûlée.
Great dessert wines of course bring sweetness. They also bring balance. We used an ancient technique to ensure bright, beautiful acidity accompanies the lush aromatics and flavor profile of this dessert Viognier. Currently Sold Out
The Alta Colina Rose is always bone dry, light in color, and full of delicate fruit. Aromas of wild strawberries, watermelon and kiwi. The palate is crisp and clean, with an inherent creaminess, elegant minerality, and tropical flavors.
Think of Pet Nat as a ready-to-drink summer sparkling. We approach ours with a specific style in mind: bone-dry, light on its feet, and instantly appealing both in color and aromatics. Pet Nat is summer in a bottle!
As usual, a killer wine, brimming with fresh wild blueberries and brambly fruits such as olallieberries and blackberries. Big and rich on the palate, it is balanced and well structured with pure fruit expressions and notes of graphite and violets. The wine is aged in completely neutral barrels to accentuate the exceptional fruit.
Claudia Cuvee always brings a richness to the palate, which makes it the perfect food white. Rich and seamless this full-bodied wine is brimming with a rich texture and delicate flavors of dried pineapple and brioche.
Not known as a straightforward grape to farm, our single block of Roussanne is remarkably balanced and well behaved. For that reason, it's our "Model Citizen." Delicate aromas of honey, straw and orange marmalade. Soft and creamy on the palate with notes of wild sagebrush and quince paste.
Keystone is a wine for those who love big, oaky, and blended Syrah. We filled three new American oak puncheons with free-run wine from 3 seperate blocks, all different clones—then cellared them for 21 months prior to bottling. Originally conceived as an experiment in 2008 to investigate the impact of American oak on Alta Colina fruit. Evoking memories of a well-mixed old-fashioned, this wine has notes of toasted oak, sweet vanilla, and a perfectly toasted marshmallow. Lush and rich on the palate, flavors of blueberry muffins, red currants, and fresh cranberries lead to a long, elegant finish.
Our Grenache Blanc walks the line of perky and complex. It's a bright, refreshing white wine that also brings balance and deep aromatics and flavor.
Viognier can be unruly, and it all comes down to the grape growing. Our focus on farming means we strive to acheive perfect balance between fruit expression and acidity. The palate is bold yet elegant with well-integrated acidity and flavors of white peach iced tea and white flowers.
Alta Colina Vineyard is a truly ideal location to farm Mourvedre: lots of sun with consistant opportunities for a long growing season. Reminiscent of the varietal, this Mourvedre focused blend opens with aromas of dark red fruits, cured meats, cassis, and bay leaves. The palate has a luscious broad entry with earthy flavors of dusty ground and wet clay, combined beautifully with notes of black raspberries, dried fall leaves and kalamata olives.