Sensibility

A varietal Grenache (and usually 100%), Sensibility explores the more feminine side the grape. Fermented in concrete and aged in a combination of concrete and neutral barrel, this wine’s pure fruit, freshness and site-driven minerality cannot be denied. Sensitive indeed!

 

2014 Sensibility

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard

District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles

Stomping Grounds: Two east-sloping limestone hillsides

Ethnicity: 100% Grenache, clones Alban 1 and 362 | Siblings: 242 Cases Produced

 

MY STATS

Birthdate: September 4 – 8, 2014 | Birth Weight: 26.9° Brix

Rearing: Fermented in concrete

Education: Aged ~ 18 months in 100% concrete tulip

GPA: 3.48 pH | 5.6 g/L TA | 15.6% Alc.

Graduation: Bottled May 18, 2016 | Debut: Released Spring 2017 | Prime Eligibility: 2017 – 2024

 

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI

Our closest de nition of Grenache purity – 100% Grenache aged in 100% concrete and 100% Paderewski Vineyard. Eighteen months in concrete has preserved this wine’s beautiful Grenache-driven red strawberry fruit along with notes of fresh herbs, orange and ginger root. At the same time, concrete aging has imparted a seriousness to the palate apparent in this wine’s pure, layered texture, unadulterated and in her proverbial birthday suit. This wine will be an exciting ride to watch develop in your cellars.

 

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2013 Sensibility

Birthplace: Paderewski Vineyard

District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles

Stomping Grounds: Boulders of limestone on a northwest/southeast exposure

MY PROFILE
Ethnicity: 100% Grenache, Alban 1 and 362 clones

Gender: Female | Eye Color: Blue | Hair Color: Bobbed blonde | Body Shape: Petite and fit

Language: Latin | Hobbies: Rock climbing, pod casting and debate | Siblings: 215 Cases Produced

 

MY STATS

Birthdate: August 30, 2013 | Birth Weight: 26.4° Brix

Rearing: Fermented in concrete tank

Education: Aged for 15 months in neutral French oak puncheons

GPA: 3.53 pH | 5.1 g/L TA | 15.7% Alc. | Graduate Degree: Juris Doctor

Graduation: Bottled February 2015 | Debut: Released Fall 2015 | Liberation: Presiding from 2016 – 2023

 

MY BIO BY WINEMAKER JORDAN FIORENTINI

Like a beautiful blonde you think you’ve got pegged as superficial from first contact, the 2013 Sensibility seems to be mostly laden with voluptuous berry fruits residing on the front palate. With time, however, this seemingly textbook American chic will continue to surprise you with her off-the-beaten-track intelligence, complex personality and down-to-earthiness. As you wait for the first sip to hit the back of your throat, you realize you’ve judged this “pretty” girl wrong, her beauty lies in how effortlessly she destroys all “simple Grenache” stereotypes and straddles both new and old world wine flavors and sensations in one lingering sip.

 

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Scores: Wine Advocate 92, Vinous 93

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2012 Sensibility

Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards, Paso Robles

100% Grenache

Fermented in concrete tanks

Aged for 12 months in a concrete egg and 4 months in neutral French oak puncheons

274 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

 

Drumroll… our 2012 Sensibility is 100% Grenache!  And Grenache purity is what you will get! This wine is the result of an experiment to age our Grenache in concrete for the first year of its life, which helped preserve its intense aromas and enhance its minerality and texture. The aromas and flavors are irresistible – tart berry, fresh whipped cream, blood orange and a touch of vanilla – which combined with Grenache’s pure chalky tannins, help fine tune your senses. – Jordan Fiorentini, Winemaker

 

Scores: Wine Advocate 92, Wine Spectator 91, Vinous 93

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2011 Sensibility

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
95% Grenache (Alban Clone 1) | 5% Syrah
Fermented in 100% concrete
Aged 16 months in 100% neutral puncheons
100 cases produced | Unfined and Unfiltered

 

Explore your sensitive side with our ladylike, gentil but hard to ignore Sensibility. Soft spoken, she shows that her subtle innuendos can be as tempting as her more voluptuous siblings. – Jordan Fiorentini, Winemaker

 

ScoresWine Advocate 93, Wine Spectator 92, International Wine Cellar 92
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2010 Sensibility

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
75% Grenache | 22% Mourvèdre | 3% Syrah
Aged for 18 months in a once-used French oak puncheon
87 cases produced

 

Predominantly Grenache produced from the Spanish clone, Garnacha 52, the 2010 Sensibility was, believe it or not, the sleeper wine from its vintage. Fermented and aged in puncheon, we left this Grenache alone to chill a bit post harvest. After 15 months in barrel, the wine started to come out of its shell and show its true (and oh-so-bright) colors. In addition to the bright aromatic components, the texture of this little ditty is memory-making, reigning in the lushness, and making you thirst for another sip. – Jordan Fiorentini, Winemaker

 

ScoresWine Advocate 95, Wine Spectator 94, Rhone Report 95, International Wine Cellar 92

 

 

2009 Sensibility

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles

75% Grenache | 21% Mourvèdre | 4% Syrah

Aged in 23 months in 30% new French oak

288 cases produced

 

Grenache took the leading role in the 2009 Sensibility due to our desire to craft a nuanced wine that dances a little lighter on its toes. Its nose delivers layers of character and subtlety which echo through its balanced and finessed palate – violets, lavender, citrus essence, raspberry, dried cranberry, crushed limestone. Pinot-lovers watch out! Have you ever seen west Paso be so feminine? – Jordan Fiorentini, Winemaker

 

ScoresWine Advocate 91, Rhone Report 93, International Wine Cellar 91