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Tropical notes of juicy Satsuma, ripe kiwi and mango are highlighted by aromas of candied lemon peel, apple blossom and refreshing minerality. The palate supports the nose, revealing the Stainless winemaking with its round, weighty mouthfeel. Crisp acidity and flavors of white nectarine, papaya and key lime pie round out the clean, lingering finish.
This Merlot is loaded with bold aromas of violets, dried cherries, toasty oak, and spice. This is a Merlot of depth and dimension on the palate, offering rich, layered black fruit flavors interwoven with nuances of blueberry, pomegranate, vanilla and sweet tobacco. A velvety texture is framed by sturdy yet supple tannins on the finish.
Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah
On the nose, this wine has intense aromas of black cherries, and fresh blackberries. The fruit character plays nicely with layers of fresh cut cedar, dried lavender and a hint of bay leaf. On the palate, there is a nice dance between flavors of pomegranate, raspberries and blackberry compote, wood-ear mushrooms and toasted pine nuts. The structure of this wine is fruit driven, but is given its posture by light, silky tannins and nervy acidity. This wine is firing on all cylinders now, but will get more and more complex with age. Don’t be afraid to tuck away a few bottles for 4-5 years.
As assembly of each of the blocks and clones from their estate holdings within the Sta. Rita Hills and predominantly fermented as whole clusters. We have always viewed the stem as an inherent part of the cluster, much like a skeleton within a body. The approach is akin to cooking meat on the bone such chicken breast on the ribs. The outcome is that the stem’s participation acts like a corset to render the wine more stern and to lift up the fruit aromatic by fermenting largely as whole berries. The tannin architecture in the wine is also largely a stem derivative which substantiates the back of the palate and is more savory in nature much like tea or soy, but has aromas of pomegranate, white tea, and raspberry. Flavors of dried fig, white truffle and ripe cherry.
This is Greg Brewer's appellation blend rather than his single-vineyard expressions, but it's still incredibly dynamic and delicious. A fresh and fruity strawberry-slushie aroma is met with notes of crushed slate and star anise-spiced cookies on the nose. The palate is bright in flavors of slightly tart cherries and ripe cranberries, but then come juniper and pine needle on the midpalate. Acidity pumps into the pomegranate and menthol finish.
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On the palate, the 2016 La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon has blackberry, rosemary, subtle Asian spice, and a hint of Petit Verdot that rounds out the flavors. With a great mid palate weight and earthy tannic structure, there is no doubt you are drinking a Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Pure Paso Robles, this rich yet smooth Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with elegant aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pepper and cassis which lead to flavors of dark red fruits with hints of cedar spice, cocoa powder and caramelized oak. These persistent flavors create a long lingering finish. While very accessible now, this wine will continue to evolve nicely for years to come.
The signature white wine of Talley Vineyards, the Estate Chardonnay represents a pure expression of the calcareous soils and cool maritime climate of the Arroyo Grande Valley produced in a classic old world style, incorporating barrel fermentation and aging. This bottling dates to the inaugural vintage of 1986 and was the first Chardonnay produced in the Arroyo Grande Valley.
Pale gold in appearance, the Estate Chardonnay offers aromas of cantaloupe, yellow apple skin, and a hint of toasted bread crumbs. The palate is juicy and bright. Notes of peach nectar, stone fruit pith, wet river rock, and lemon curd lead to a refreshing and slightly toasty finish.
Try pairing this Chardonnay with black cod and truffled cauliflower or lemony grilled chicken and spinach.
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From the warmer, southern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands and granite soils, the 2017 Pinot Noir Estate offers up a sensational array of blackberries, blueberries, violets, crushed rocks and smoke. Full-bodied, concentrated, surprisingly firm and tight, it has gorgeous extract, plenty of tannin and a blockbuster finish. This is a serious and age-worthy 2017 from the Pisoni Family that needs 2-3 years of bottle age, but will keep for 10-15 years.
This 2013 La Jota Merlot has complex notes of mocha, plum, blackberry and a little charcoal on the palate. Subtle, fine minerality gives way to a great velvety mouthfeel that lingers through the sustained finish.
Blend: 91.5 % Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.5% Petit Verdot
Siduri was founded in 1994 by husband and wife team Adam and Dianna Lee. In an article a couple years ago, Wine Spectator had this to say about Siduri: “In a relatively short order, the Lees' Siduri label has become a beacon for California Pinot Noir. Since debuting with the 1994 vintage, Siduri has earned outstanding ratings (90 to 94 points on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale) on more than 40 percent of its wines. With a modest, 8,000-case annual production, the winery can make upwards of 25 separate Pinot Noirs in a given vintage, many in lots as small as 300 cases."
And just a couple months ago, Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media said “It has been about a year since Siduri was acquired by Jackson Family Wines. Aside from some refocusing on the lineup and a new tasting room in Healdsburg for the public, I don't see too many changes here. As always, the Siduri Pinots are plush, fruit forward and easy to drink upon release.” Adam Lee is staying on for now as winemaker, and the winery will function as it has, but will have access to the many K-J vineyards – and without the added effort of sourcing their own grapes, this should allow Adam to focus his skills more tightly on producing great wines.
Strawberries, cranberries, flowers and hints of mint all emerge from the 2016 Pinot Noir Rosella’s Vineyard and it’s a more fruit-forward, rounded, sexy wine compared to the 2015. This is a beautiful, layered Rosella’s that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate.
Cabernet Sauvignon excels at our estate Margarita Vineyard, where it achieves both ripeness and balance amid one of the coolest, longest growing seasons in the Paso Robles region. Here, our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted to a range of soil types, bringing added natural complexity to the wine.
Deliciously floral, with raspberries and rose petals. There is a touch of bold elegance in its supple texture. Like Versailles - serious, but pretty.
"From one of the cooler sites they work with, the 2018 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard shines for its vibrant, pure yet complex style. Giving up lots of mulberry and black cherry fruit as well ample sappy flower and spice notes, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, has a juicy, elegant texture, perfectly integrated acidity, and a great finish. Drink it over the coming decade as well."- Jeb Dunnuck
Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay displays pale, golden color with aromas of lemon, kiwi, orange blossom, sweet basil. On the palate, the wine is fresh and clean with flavors of lemon, kiwi, orange blossom, sweet basil.