Paso Robles is the home to many dreamers and self-starters, those who have a spirit and the drive to create their own destiny. Paso Robles entices those individuals to be their best, create the best from the land and all that it produces. This wine is a tribute to those who believe in Paso Robles and all of its greatness, just like our winemaker, himself.
Harvest & Vineyard:
We searched the Paso Robles AVA that tell the story of Paso, sourcing from reputable vineyards and growers located in some of our favorite soil sites that drive structure, tannin development and rich color. These vineyards are both well-established and newer plantings; a blend of traditional Paso style Cabernet and new, exciting clones that are proving to be the next generation of Paso. We sourced from four Paso Robles districts, each with a unique terroir and all with our desired ancient seabed, calcareous soils.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested and fermented individually by vineyard lots and then barreled into a combination of French and American oak barrels, 10% of which are new. Wines were matured in oak for an average of 20 months and racked twice during barrel-aging before an initial blend was assembled in September of 2020. Following another 4 months in 15% new French Oak, the blend was finalized in December 2020 and was racked a final time before a gentle cross-fl ow filtration and bottling in late January 2021.
True to Paso Robles’ signature style, this fruit forward Cabernet Sauvignon has enticing aromas of dark fruit, fresh vanilla bean and hints of coffee. On the palette, the dark brooding fruit flavors are balanced with savory notes of black pepper, baking spices along with a touch of tobacco to add warmth and dimension. Lovely notes of sweet oak, lively acidity & fine dusty tannins complete this wine making it the perfect Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy daily.
- VARIETAL(S): Cabernet Sauvignon
- AVA: Paso Robles
- OAK PROGRAM: Initial aging in 10% new French & American Oak, finished as a blend in 15% new French Oak
- TIME IN OAK: 20 Months
- ALCOHOL: 14.5%