Nose

The wine is opulent with aromatics of red fruit with bacon and wild game.

Palate

The limestone soils create a complex and savage wine that is precise yet rich with a long finish.

Growing Conditions

The Paderewski vineyard is named after Ignacy Jan Paderewski who was renowned as the most famous and popular pianist in the early 1900s. He purchased 2000 acres in Paso Robles in 1913. The vineyard is a patchwork of undulating, steep, limestone hillsides five miles west of Paso Robles. The soils are very un-California like –calcareous and extreme. We meticulously select blocks with varying exposure with Block 13 having eastern exposure and Blocks 4 and 19 having western exposure. The wine reflects the high pH soils expressing purity, finesse and length. Soil composition: Limestone, Calcareous Year Planted: 2004 Size: 67 acres Vine spacing: 7’ x 3’ Location: 5 miles east of Paso Robles Clones: unknown Elevation: 1250’ to 1350’ Appellation: Willow Creek District, Paso Robles Red Varietals: Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Petit Syrah Syrah, Grenache and Zinfandel First Vintage Produced: 2011 After searching for a vineyard that meets the high standards needed to produce a Syrah of dinstinction, the Paderewski Vineyard was selected and each year we hand select the blocks that will be included for this wine.

Aging

21 months 65% new French oak puncheons