Amazing aromatic fruit expressions, dark cherry, bacon and meaty components jump from the glass and hint to a wine with incredible texture.
The fruit purity married with excellently balanced acidity results in a wine that is superbly refined.
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 One of the most classic vintages to date, this 2015 Syrah will stand out among the five we've produced from this vineyard.
Fermented tin large 500 liter puncheons with 15% whole cluster provides the methods by which we can gain pure fruit expression.
22 months 80% new French oak
Dark violet purple color.