Fall 2018 Entourage Allocation

2015 Authenticity

 

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Ethnicity: 81% Syrah, 19% Mourvèdre
Siblings: 299 cases

 

MY STATS

Rearing:  Fermented in new ½-ton oak puncheons and 1-ton bins (35% whole cluster)
Education:  Aged 18 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (77% new)
Stomping Grounds: One east-facing peachy limestone precipice
Birthdate: August 28 – September 22, 2015 | Birth Weight: 26.6 Brix
GPA: pH: 3.98 | TA: 5.5 g/L | Alcohol: 15.1%
Graduation: Bottled May 3, 2017 | Debut: Released Fall 2018 | Prime Eligibility: 2022 – 2028
ScoresJeb Dunnuck: 94-96,  Vinous: 95, Wine Advocate: 97

 

A TEASER BY JORDAN FIORENTINI

Gotta quote William Kelley from the Wine Advocate here, because we can’t say it better: “All of Paso Robles potential amplitude and volume is captured here, but its structural refinement and harmony elevate it above mere brutishness into something quite thrilling.”

 


 

2015 Block B

 

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Ethnicity: 100% Syrah
Siblings: 312 cases

 

MY STATS

Rearing:  Fermented in 100% new ½- ton French oak puncheons
Education:  Aged 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (75% new)
Stomping Grounds:  One east-sloping white limestone hillside
Birthdate: September 3 – September 11, 2015 | Birth Weight: 26.8 Brix
GPA: pH: 3.95 | TA:  5.4 g/L | Alcohol: 15.2%
Graduation: Bottled June 5, 2017 | Debut: Released Fall 2018 | Prime Eligibility: 2020 – 2028,
ScoresJeb Dunnuck: 96-98,  Vinous: 96, Wine Advocate: 95+

 

A TEASER BY JORDAN FIORENTINI

With less forward muscle and more subtlety, yet still loaded with complexity, this is the most elegant expression of Block B yet.

 


2015 Creativity

 

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Ethnicity: 100% Petite Sirah
Siblings: 85 cases

 

MY STATS

Rearing:  Fermented in new ½-ton French oak puncheons
Education: Aged 19 months in new French oak puncheons
Stomping Grounds: One west-facing limestone and shale-studded hillside
Birthdate: September 9, 2015 | Birth Weight: 26.8 Brix
GPA: pH: 3.95 | TA: 5.8 g/L | Alcohol: 15.3%
Graduation:  Bottled June 2, 2017 | Debut: Released Fall 2018 | Prime Eligibility: 2020 – 2028
ScoresVinous: 94, Wine Advocate: 94

 

A TEASER BY JORDAN FIORENTINI

Petite Sirah is small in production but, as you know, a mighty addition to our Ingenuity blend.  In 2015 this one small fermentation had a texture we had to hold out and let you taste on its own.

 


2015 Ingenuity

 

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 67% Paderewski Vineyard, 33% Catapult Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Ethnicity: 51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14% Petite Sirah, 7% Grenache
Siblings: 1,128 cases

 

MY STATS

Rearing:  Fermented in concrete, stainless steel, and oak tanks
Education:  Aged 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (60% new)
Stomping Grounds: Limestone and shale-studded hillsides of all exposures
Birthdate: September 10 – September 24, 2015 | Birth Weight: 26.7 Brix
GPA:  pH: 3.82 | TA:  5.8 g/L | Alcohol: 15.2%
Graduation: Bottled June 5, 2017 | Debut: Released Fall 2018 | Prime Eligibility: 2020 – 2026
Scores:  Vinous: 95, Wine Advocate: 92

 

A TEASER BY JORDAN FIORENTINI

Our “California Rhone” blend, GSM with Petite Sirah!  Petite plays so nicely with the other Rhone grapes, we feel it is part of the family.

 


2015 Mourvèdre

 

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 100% Catapult Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Ethnicity: 75% Mourvèdre | 25% Grenache
Siblings: 80 cases

 

MY STATS

Rearing: Co-fermented 100% whole cluster in one 1-ton bin
Education: Aged 19 months in new French oak puncheons
GPA: pH: 3.93 | TA: 5.4 g/L | Alcohol: 15.2%
Graduation: Bottled June 3, 2017  | Debut: Released Fall 2018
Scores: Vinous: 94Wine Advocate: 95+

 

A TEASER BY JORDAN FIORENTINI

The inaugural solo performance of our beloved, one-of-a-kind Rhoniest of the Rhones, Mourvèdre! This is a wine you could get really nerdy about.

 


2015 Tempranillo

 

MY PROFILE

Parentage: 64% Paderewski Vineyard, 36% Catapult
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Ethnicity: 99% Tempranillo, 1% Grenache
Siblings: 390 cases

 

MY STATS

Rearing: Fermented in concrete, oak tank and ½-ton new French oak puncheons
Education:  Aged 19 months in French oak barrels (60% new)
Stomping Grounds: Limestone and shale-studded hillsides with southwestern exposures
Birthdate: August 27 – September 12, 2015 | Birth Weight: 26.8 Brix
GPA:  pH: 3.94 | TA:  5.4 g/L | Alcohol: 15.4%
Graduation: Bottled June 3, 2017 | Debut: Released Fall 2018 | Prime Eligibility: 2022 – 2030
ScoresJeb Dunnuck: 95-97, Vinous: 94

 

A TEASER BY JORDAN FIORENTINI

Made from small clusters and tiny berries, this Tempranillo is made for aging and enjoying for years to come.