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Syrah 62%, Petite Sirah 19%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%, Malbec 6%
A force, a trajectory. A cipher for understanding the complex language of central coast Syrah.
Exuberant, explosive and flashy, bordering on flamboyant. The nose parades layers of bold aromatics that are unveiled over the course of the glass. Asian spices, plum sauce, nutmeg and clove lead into toasted pistachio, vanilla wafers, pound cake and Huckleberry sauce. The palate is rewarded with a silky, creamy texture and mouth coating tannins. The plush, weighty finish lingers and lingers with touches of kirsch, crème de cassis and plum. 429 cases produced.
2013 is a vintage that will surely produce some of the best wines our Paso Robles area has to offer. Winter 2012 saw lower than average rainfall which led to smaller more intense berries and smaller clusters in most varieties.
The machine-like predictability of the daytime heating and nighttime cooling was amazing and continued into late harvest, which was completed by the end of October. The near perfect growing conditions of 2013 will lead to exceptional wines, a truly remarkable vintage.