Adelaida Cellars ~ 2015 Picpoul Blanc
The nose shows aromas of ripe pineapple, grilled bread, hazelnuts, and lemon brings fresh fruit and complex notes to the fore. It is rich and toasty with pineapple and lemon fruitiness and has dried fruits and savory spices which offer excitement and a crisp mouthwatering edge. Toasted green tea and fresh lime notes linger on the finish. Try pairing this wine with butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter, California spring rolls with mildly spicy chili sauce, pear parmesan, candied pecan and rocket salad.
Grey Wolf Cellars ~ 2014 Jackal (Zinfandel) The Fableist ~ 2015 Petite Sirah
Friendly, deep, fruit-driven and jammy this wine represents a different structure to most in this Paso Robles Wine Club allocation. Filled with ripe, rich fruit and a host of spices, this zinfandel splashes heaps of raspberry while suggestions of anise & blackberry dance on the edge of the tongue. This wine is a meal in itself although a spicy chicken breast will go really well with it. The winery sold out of this wine and we picked up the last bottle for our allocation! Drink and enjoy through 2020
L’Aventure ~ 2015 Optimus
60% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot 100% Estate grown fruit from L’Aventure Vineyard 60% new French oak and 40% 1-year-old French oak with malolactic fermentation in barrel. Length of aging: 14 months, No fining, no filtering. The 2015 Vintage was one of the most surprising vintages. Harvesting only 30% of the regular crop due to shatter, which occurred mainly on the Cabernet Sauvignon, but also on the Syrah and Petit Verdot. This did not affect the quality of the wine, but it did affect the quantity significantly. In terms of style, the wines reflect more a “cool year” vintage which means more complexity and spiciness and not so much on the power. You will find these wines beautifully structured, full bodied, with a very nice, long finish. Drink now through 2027
Lone Madrone ~ 2016 Grenache Blanc
A clean representation of the Grenache Blanc Varietal, it is crisp on the first impression and typically weighty on the palate. Atypical of Grenache Blanc this wine is lower in alcohol than you may expect at only 12.5%. The combination of weight and mouthfeel are indicative of the intensity of this wine. It exhibits plenty of fruit both citrus and some stone fruit along with a beautiful lengthy finish. Drink now through 2019, 92 Cases Produced
Lone Madrone ~ 2013 Nebbiolo
A friendly Nebbiolo! This 100% Nebbiolo is so nicely balanced and fruit forward at only 5 years young, it is very unexpected. Nebbiolo’s can be tannic, woody and abrasive when they are young and the wines fruit is difficult to enjoy without decanting From the time you open the 13, it displays bright red fruit on the nose and very balanced acids and tannins on the tongue. Red fruits and some leather notes hiding in the background keep the complexity interesting and very enjoyable. A moderately long finish round out the wine. Drink now through 2022
Lusso Della Terra ~ 2015 M Series Merlot
Floral aromatics jump from the glass, followed by bright red fruit and a noticeable oak presence. On the palate there is a beautiful marriage of cherry and blueberry, with notes of plum and a wonderful integration of vanilla. I enjoyed a lovely spicyness right in the middle of the palate. A soft, juicy tannin structure with a well rounded mouthfeel and texture, this is not your average Paso Robles Merlot. Only 20 cases produced! We are really happy to have found this one. Drink now through 2024
Mitchella ~ 2014 Malbec
This limited production wine has a characteristic velvety texture .It starts with a rich purple color and intense aromas of sweet spice and juicy black fruit, vanilla, violets, and a hint of cinnamon. Following on the mid-palate,there are distinct notes of cassis and black cherries. Soft ripe tannins present a long silky finish. This wine can be enjoyed now drink through 2022.
Only 50 cases produced.
Vines on the Marycrest ~ 2014 Round Midnight
65% Syrah, 32% Grenache, 3% Mourvedre.‘Round Midnight is here. A big, rich expression of Syrah in this GSM blend with nice structure and depth. Try pairing this with spicy sausage and an aromatic cheese fondue. It displays a classic Syrah nose of white pepper, black fruit with some floral notes on the mid-palate. This wine opens up nicely and loves to be decanted! Drink now through 2022