Our winemaker Jacob Toft and I have long been devotees of the wines from the Rhône Valley in France. Whites, Reds, Rosés; Côte Rotie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Bandol—all of it. It is our and other’s belief that Paso Robles has a marvelous climate and soils in which to grow the great Rhone Varieties: Syrah, Grenach, Mourvedre, Viognier, Roussanne, and more.
Our production is very limited with some lots as small as a few dozen cases. 2009 was our first "full" vintage.
An April 2011 frost wiped out Caliza's Viognier. This is an excellent version of 100% Roussanne.
From Caliza Vineyard a return to our "normal" blend for Inference. This bright very fruit-forward white is a blend of 76% Roussanne and 24% Viognier from Caliza Vineyard. Excellent when paired with spicy foods, this one was aged in mostly stainless steel and a little neutral french oak. A white wine for people for people who think they don't like white wine. 75 cases produced.
From the weird and wonderful 2011 vintage, this is a Grenache (69%) Syrah (16%) and some Cinsault & Tannat from two westside vineyards new to us, Hearthstone and Cocavin. Bright, forward fruit, good with many kinds of meat dishes. 88 points Wine Enthusiast.
Our flagship red's second launch. As with the '09, this is a blend of 3 different syrah clones (84%), grenache (12%) with 4% Viognier. Rich, dark, ripe and intense this wine has been in the bottle for well over two years after being barrel aged for 22 months in a combination of new and neutral french oak barrels. From the prestigious Caliza Vineyard in Paso's Templeton Gap area. 175 cases made.
A rich lush red from Caliza Vineyard. A blend of 55% Mourvedre and 45% Grenache. "Intense and muscular, with gutsy tar, tobacco, dark berry and a touch of leather. Ends with firm, loamy tannins." -Wine Spectator. A hit every time we've poured it for people. Availability, pretty good.
See description for 750 ml. THIS IS A MAGNUM (1.5 L).
2009 Implication Red- Torrin Vineyard
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