2018 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.
THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIP with One Tree Planted, we plant trees with a portion of the proceeds from every bottle of The Arborist sold.
Dark stone fruits - hints of spice - textured tannins
- 94 Points, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast, December 2020