FEATURED WINE SUMMER 2008
2006 RED4 – Huerhuero – Paso Robles RED4
is a fruit-forward blend of four varietals—Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tannat
and Touriga, all from our estate Huerhuero Vineyard. This unconventional union creates a wine that is both delicious and distinctive, and which is priced for everyday enjoyment. The varietal blocks were harvested separately from late September through late October. After fermentation, the lots were aged for 13 months in French oak barrels, with a small percentage aged in American oak barrels for added dimension. We are pleased to announce that this wine has received numerous accolades. Wine competition results are starting to be released and the RED4
has already garnered two gold medals!
Tasting and Pairing Notes RED4
marries the firm structure of Petite Sirah, the spicy cherry qualities
of Syrah, the underlying depth of Tannat and the floral violet notes of Touriga. The 2006 vintage offers intense aromas of plum, violets, crushed raspberry and spice. The palate bursts with fresh, high-toned flavors of blackberry, cherry and pomegranate with hints of crushed raspberry and cola. This wine is an excellent match for summer barbecue fare, as well as roast chicken and zesty red pastas.
Vineyards Our Huerhuero Vineyard unfolds along high rolling hills at the eastern border of Paso Robles. This vineyard’s shifting soils and microclimates enable us to match a versatile lineup of varietals to specific blocks and conditions. Each portion of the vineyard is influenced in varying degrees by the infusion of cool coastal air that flows through the Templeton Gap, a notch in the coastal mountains. This influence lengthens the growing season for added complexity and balance.
AGING: FERMENTED AND AGED IN NEUTRAL OAK BARRELS BOTTLING DATE: 03.13.08 RELEASE DATE: 07.01.08 CASES PRODUCED: 163 CASES ALCOHOL: 14.7% PH: 3.62 TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.6 G/L RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.53 G/L, DRY
2007 Viognier – Huerhuero – Paso Robles Viognier has become a proven performer in our estate Huerhuero Vineyard, where it responds beautifully to the cooling marine influence that flows through the Templeton Gap. The 2007 vintage begins with delicate floral aromas of honeysuckle, apricot, peach and citrus. The palate is smooth and viscous, with seamless flavors of pear, peach and ginger spice. The finish is fresh and long, with lingering fruit and mineral accents.
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