Our Signature is a distinctive blend of two lesser known grapes – Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah – which flourish in our Paso Robles climate. Petit Verdot comes from the Bordeaux area, Petite Sirah – also called Durif – originates from Southern France. Both varieties are known for their intense color and delivering a generous amount of ageworthy tannins.
Our Petit Verdot grapes are grown in high density blocks in the microclimates of our Huerhuero Vineyard, where it produces wines with deep color, rich flavor and good tannin structure. The Petite Sirah is sourced from Creston Valley Vineyard, located at 1,600 feet in elevation. This estate vineyard is situated in eastern Paso Robles and is planted on limestone soils, which provide an earthy character to the wine.
This vintage reflects the 5th anniversary of our limited-production Estate Cuvée. In 2007, we harvested perfectly ripe Petit Verdot grapes that produced a very intense and rich wine, resulting in a high percentage Petit Verdot blend.
Enjoy now through 2017.
- Color: Dark, saturated garnet
- Aroma: Earthy with notes of black fruit, dried figs and cedar
- Taste: Rich and full-bodied with layers of flavors; blackberries, hints of cedar, cinnamon and currant accents. Ripe, silky tannins with a smooth, balanced finish.
- Silver Medal - Central Coast Wine Competition 2011
- Gold Medal, Best of Class, 94 Points - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011
- Recommended - Laurie Daniel, The Grape Vine - The Tribune, January 2011
- 90 Points - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Issue #153
- Platinum Medal - Sommelier Challenge 2010
- Platinum Medal - Monterey Wine Competition 2010
- Gold Medal - Dallas Morning News Wine Competition 2010
- Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2010
- 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, December 2010