Seven Oxen Estate Wines
Seven Oxen Grenache
Paso Robles Willow Creek District
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Seven Oxen’s 2018 Grenache contains 100% of the varietal. The organically farmed, estate-grown fruit was harvested from the vineyard’s southernmost slope, which has been dry-farmed since the property was purchased by Seven Oxen in 2011. A rich Grenache with notes of candied fruit, pomegranate, and citrus rind on the nose, and cinnamon, orange zest, and ruby red grapefruit on the palate, balanced with smooth tannins on the finish.
A 100% tannat wine produced from dry-farmed fruit. The Paso Robles climate allows us to push the maturity of the Tannat grape a bit further. This creates riper, softer tannins and beautiful black fruit aromas while still maintaining a bright acidity, resulting in a delicious and approachable single-varietal wine. Seven Oxen’s Tannat is pressed immediately after or sometimes even before fermentation is complete to avoid over-extraction of tannins. Notes of licorice, black currant, blackberry and wet stone.
Cassidy is Seven Oxen’s Rhône blend of 65% dry-farmed Grenache and 35% Mourvèdre, and is one of Seven Oxen’s signature wines. Cassidy is bright and fruit-forward on the nose with notes of strawberry jam, black pepper, leather and roasted meats. Wild strawberries, raspberries and tobacco on the palate with a smooth tannic finish. Destemmed and fermented in open-top fermenters for 15 days, with two punch downs daily for the first week, once daily for the second week. Aged 18 months in neutral French oak.
A barrel select produced from three stand out barrels of 100% Zinfandel fruit. Notes of hibiscus, strawberry, pie crust, and peach preserves.
Two acres of Petite Sirah grow on Seven Oxen Vineyard, and are some of the oldest vines on the property, planted in 2003. The 2017 vintage is the first Seven Oxen Petite Sirah produced, and is made with 100% of the varietal. Our Petite Sirah was destemmed and fermented in open-top fermenters for 15 days, with two punch downs daily for the first week, once daily for the second week. Aged 18 months in neutral French oak. Notes of ground coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and black currant.