If you are a Block B lover, this is your wine. It is just so Block B! If you are new to Block B and thus have probably never coveted the juxtaposition of earth, brine, black olive, raw meat and iodine alongside white flowers, black fruits, anise and chocolate in your wine, then welcome. You will never view Syrah the same again! The 2012 Block B captivates your nose and palate with its addicting iconoclastic, unforgettable flavors – deliciously itself and very age worthy.
Birthplace: Paderewski Vineyard
Stomping Grounds: Bred off of one northeast facing limestone hillside
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
Major: Rocket Science | Graduation: Bottled June 2014 | Debut: Released Spring 2015 |
Ethnicity: 100% Syrah | Clone 174 | 100% Block B
Gender: Male | Eye Color: Bright blue | Body Shape: Muscular jock
Languages: French, Italian and Mandarin | Hobbies: Rugby and ballet
Rearing: Fermented ~ 52% whole cluster in stainless steel and ½ ton French oak puncheons
Aged for 18 months in 44% new French oak barrels and puncheons