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FEATURED WINE


2007 FORE – PETITE SIRAH Fore is a limited-edition bottling from our estate Jardine Vineyard, where we often find stray balls from a nearby golf course. Petite Sirah was one of the first varietals we planted in Paso Robles, and this wine celebrates the fact that we have been at the forefront of the local Petite Sirah movement for more than a decade. In that time, Petite Sirah has emerged as one of the appellation’s strongest performers, confirming that the varietal is perfectly suited to the region’s warm Mediterranean climate. Our 12-year-old Petite Sirah vines at Jardine Vineyard are planted to shallow, well-drained soils that produce low yields for excellent natural flavor intensity, as evident in both the color and character of the 2007 Fore.


Note: Fore is available exclusively to our Signature Club Members. Joining the club is free of charge. You pay for three annual shipments of a special wine selection, at a discount of 20 to 25%. Club membership also entitles you to participate in many fun and educational events throughout the year. Become a member today or consider a gift membership. For more information, please visit www.vinarobles.com or call (805) 227-4812 ext. 103.


Tasting Notes The 2007 Fore boasts a deep, inky garnet hue as a fitting glimpse into the intense nature of the wine. Heady aromas of blueberry and blackberry with notes of black pepper and bacon. The palate is beefy yet balanced, showing dense, velvety flavors of black cherry, blackberry, plum and vanilla bean. Juicy acidity joins fine tannins on a long, focused finish.


Pairing Recommendations The lusciously rich flavors of the 2007 Fore are an ideal match for rich, hearty fare, including herb-marinated rack of lamb, braised short ribs, Santa Maria-style tri-tip and winter beef stew.


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2009 CHARDONNAY – Monterey Our 2009 Chardonnay comes from nearby Monterey County, where reliable Pacific breezes orchestrate optimal growing conditions for this cool-climate varietal. The fruit was whole-cluster pressed and cold settled for 48 hours prior to fermentation in French oak barrels. The wine was then barrel aged on the lees for eight months, with lee-stirrings taking place twice per week for the first four months to add complexity and mouthfeel. The 2009 vintage opens with elegant aromas of peach, pineapple and toasty oak. A rich, buttery palate shows flavors of tropical fruit and citrus, while fresh natural acidity carries the finish. Suggested pairings include fish and chicken in white sauce, as well as crab cakes and mild cheeses.


AGING: 8 MONTHS IN FRENCH


OAK BARRELS BOTTLING DATE: 07.06.10 RELEASE DATE: 10.01.10 CASES PRODUCED: 2872 CASES ALCOHOL: 14.2% PH: 3.55 TOTAL ACIDITY: 7.1 G/L


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