From the coastal mountains of the westside Adelaida District—Paso Robles’ premier terroir for Bordeaux varietals. A deep ruby hue sets the tone. Aromas of Morello cherry and cola are accented by notes of spearmint. The mouthfeel is round and voluminous with flavors of forest berry, blue flower, and dark mint chocolate. Fine tension melds with Paso Robles richness to create a wine of approachability with power on the finish. Aged for 22 months in 45 percent new French oak barrels. Limited availability, only 150 cases produced.
Vintage Notes: Early spring rains and cooler temperatures set the initial tone for the 2020 growing season in Paso Robles. The flowering period was steady and conditions remained moderate well into summer. A pair of later-summer heat waves accelerated the pace into harvest and brought full flavor development with balanced physiological ripeness.