Westside Paso Robles
22 months in French Oak, 51% second fill barriques, 33% neutral puncheons,16% neutral barriques
1.5 ton open top fermentors with 20% whole cluster fruit
He would arrive unannounced. You think your parents had met him while backpacking through a country that has a different name now. His accent was articulate and rustic. His face weathered and healthy. His thick wool jackets smelt of the old Orient: preserved cherries, Sandalwood, Ceylon tea, rose petals, cinnamon, Peaberry coffee bean and cognac. He was always gone too soon but would leave you a box of gold wrapped chocolates, each with a different flavor: nutmeg, caraway, plum and mint. Years later, when asked your parents looked confused, certainly no one like that had ever visited, besides, they had never travelled overseas.
Alta Colina (Adelaida Road), Derby Vineyard (Live Oak Road), Pipestone Vineyard (Niderer Road)
12 Barrels made