2015 Block B begs for patience in the cellar. A willingness to decant or enjoy over three days will pay off in this intricate, serious and less muscly expression of our single block Syrah bottling. Elegance abounds revealing alternating high and base notes: violets, huckleberries, dried herbs, and vanillin oscillate with meaty, earthy, black olive and black licorice flavors. Polished tannins, balanced acidity and minerals captivate every sip.
Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard
Stomping Grounds: One east-sloping white limestone hillside
Ethnicity: 100% Syrah, Clone 174
Travel just west of Paso Robles, and you will find Paderewski Vineyard: 67 acres of undulating, steep, limestone rich hillsides within 570 rural, spring-fed acres. In the early 1900’s, this vineyard was cherished and farmed by world-renowned pianist, Polish diplomat, and vintner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Fast forward a century, and this property stood forgotten and fallow. Lucky for us, in 2004, we became the stewards of this amazing piece of property.
Planted: 2004 Acreage: 95 under vine, 570 total Soils: limestone, calcareous, rocky pH: low to mid 8 AVA: Paso Robles District: Willow Creek Red Varietals: Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Zinfandel White Varietals: Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc, and Viognier
Graduation: Bottled June 5, 2017 | Debut: Released Fall 2018
Rearing: Fermented in 100% new ½-ton French oak puncheons
Aged 19 months in new French oak barrels and puncheons (75% new)