2017 The Arborist
A caretaker of trees, The Arborist pays homage to the iconic Paso Robles oaks.
This estate blend is made mainly of varieties grown in our Huerhuero Vineyard, located directly behind our winery in the rolling hills of Paso Robles. Here, warm afternoons and cool evening breezes shepherd the grapes to perfect ripeness.
The clusters were picked during the cooler morning temperatures and cold soaked for two days prior to fermentation. Various pump-over techniques were implemented during progressive stages of fermentation to enhance fruit extraction and balance out the tannin structure. The wine was then aged in both small and large format French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for 18 months in order to add complexity while enhancing a soft, velvety finish. This fruitforward wine is a natural go-to for just about any meal.
Dark stone fruits - juniper berry - soft textured tannins
Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2020