This reserva-style Tempranillo will make you want to hunker down and experience how its flavors evolve over the course of a meal or in an open bottle over several days. Ripe blue and black fruits, sweet oak, anise, and tar combine with savory/earthy flavorsof roasted herbs, cured meats, graphite, and crushed gravel. Texture abounds while the wine’s acidity and structure keep the sensation fresh and multi-faceted as it travels across the palate – front to back and then to the front again.
Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard
Stomping Grounds: One west-facing, rocky 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
Birthdate: September 7, 2016
Graduation: Bottled June 13, 2019 | Debut: Released Winter 2020
Rearing: Fermented in one stainless steel tank
Aged 33 months in French oak barrels (26% new)
This wine screams for a fine cut of juicy marbled red meat.