Westside Paso Robles
10 months on the lees in 25% second fill barrels, 75% neutral oak
fermented on the lees in oak barriques
If the summer were going to end, let it be tonight with this. She arrived late, but with the sunset and a bowl over filled with fresh mango, nectarine, angel food cake and melting vanilla ice cream. In a few days she would be gone, but for now there's just the scent of jasmine, grated ginger and lemon verbena spilling from her hair and the distant turmoil of the fire which was consuming a field of fennel and roses. May tomorrow never come.
This vineyard was originally planted to 34 acres of Rhone varietals in 1998. In the Templeton Gap, along the famed Highway 46 West corridor in Paso Robles, Derby Westside enjoys warm, dry days followed by cooling off-shore breezes beginning in the mid-afternoon. The soil is predominantly Nacimiento series, consisting of moderately deep, well-drained soils that formed in material weathered from calcareous shale and sandstone.
Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging Potential 3-5 years.