Aromas evolve with time in the glass - cherry, red plum, cinnamon spice, vanilla, anise, roasted resinous herbs, and grilled meats
This wine enters juicy with full red fruit and herbs on the palate, leading to barrel spice, sweet tobacco, and graphite. Chalky, structural tannins set in mid-palate and send the wine’s sensation circling around back-to-front. This wine has a long life ahead of it, so patience will prove very virtuous in 5 - 10+ years.
Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard
Stomping Grounds: Rocky, calcareous, and shale west-facing hillsides
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
Birthdate: September 13, 2017
Graduation: Bottled May 27th, 2020 | Debut: Holiday Offering 2021
This special bottling of our Paderewski Tempranillo was co-fermented with 13% Graciano to naturally boost acidity like many wines of the Rioja region in Spain.
Rearing: Fermented in stainless steel
Aged 30 months in French oak barrels (39% new)