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In warm, low yielding vintages, such as 2019, Zinfandel can be a bit of a hit and miss sort of proposition from a winemaking standpoint. The hits are dingers, but a miss can be everything that is considered wrong about Zinfandel from a critical standpoint. Jammy, boozy, raisiny: all considered faux pas nowadays when working with California's native grape. The luxury of the Templeton Gap District, however, is a considerable mildness in comparison to the rest of the greater Paso Robles AVA which allows us to hit the mark with Zinfandel even on the hottest of vintages. And at the risk of sounding sanguine, I would say we were much closer to a hit than a miss with this wine. Rich and layered yet pure and focused, a classic combination of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah hit a sweet spot while Grenache adds a lofty elegance to the bigger picture. This may be one of my favorite versions of Brash to date.