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May 21, 2024 | Serial Wines

Exploring the Estrella District—Paso Robles AVA’s Premier Wine Destination

Deseo Vineyard in Paso Robles Estrella Wine District: Rolling hills, lush vines, rustic buildings under clear sky

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Paso Robles AVA lies the Estrella District, a wine-growing region renowned for its exceptional terroir, favorable climate, and diverse grape varieties. Bounded by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Estrella River, this area boasts a mix of valleys, hills, and plateaus, creating an ideal environment for grape cultivation.

Warm summer days coupled with the cooling breezes and morning fog that flows in from the nearby Pacific Ocean give this area a unique climate that is perfect for growing several grape varietals. Proximity to the Estrella River results in soils rich in alluvial deposits, ranging from light sandy loams to denser, more durable clay loams. 

The Estrella District is home to our estate Deseo Vineyard, where our expert vineyard team grows several grape varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Petit Syrah, Syrah, and Tempranillo, producing exceptional estate-grown wines. This journey began with the exquisite Serial Deseo Vineyard Rosé and has recently expanded with the debut of the Serial Deseo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. These ultra-limited wines showcase the high-quality red grape varietals that this region produces. 

Delicate and bright—the 2023 Serial Deseo Vineyard Rosé is made with 100% Syrah fruit grown exclusively for rosé production. A light peach hue hints at fragrances of rose petals, white peach, and hibiscus. On the palate, notes of white cherry and tangerine. Luscious mid-palate depth unfolds to a clean finish with hints of marine minerality and white jasmine.

Rich and bold—the inaugural release 2021 Serial Deseo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon presents with a rich, ruby-purple hue foreshadowing aromas of black currant and peppercorn. Explosive flavors of black cherry and vanilla unfold with notes of cigar box. A high-toned finish displays fresh textures and tightly wound tannins that promise to reward careful cellaring. 

The Estrella District is also home to the Serial Estrella District Albariño. Complex and aromatic—the 2022 Serial Estrella District Albariño is a beautiful expression of this classic Iberian grape. A deep straw hue in the glass anticipates aromas of white peach and lemon pith with accents of sea spray and white pepper. A crisp palate displaying focused acidity with flavors of nectarine and honeysuckle broadens into a long, persistent finish with hints of minerality. 

With each new vintage, Paso Robles wine country continues to be a dynamic source of inspiration. Our ongoing journey focuses on uncovering this region's hidden gems and contributing to its legacy by crafting wines that authentically reflect the richness of the terroir.

Collect and compare these stunning wines from the Estrella District. Also available to taste by the glass, or bottle at the Serial Wines Tasting Lounge in downtown Paso Robles.


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