Fall 2020 Entourage Allocation

2017 Authenticity

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 92% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier
Parentage:
100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Rearing: Fermented in concrete, oak puncheons, and stainless steel tanks (22% stomped whole cluster)
Education: Aged 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (69% new)
Siblings: 670 cases
Birthdate: August 31st – September 28th, 2017
GPA: 3.74 pH | 5.5 g/L TA | 15.8% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 12, 2019 | Debut: Released Fall 2020

A Teaser by Jordan Fiorentini: Pure bliss, the 2017 Authenticity softly folds across the palate like a velvet curtain dropping in slow motion.   As always, the Syrah component comes from one hillside at Paderewski (Block 4A) and is combined with a dallop of Mourvèdre, and in this vintage, a sprinkling of Viognier as well.

Score: 98, Jeb Dunnuck


2017 Block B

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 100% Syrah
Parentage:
100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Rearing: Fermented in oak puncheon and stainless steel tanks (27% stomped whole cluster)
Education: Aged 19 months in French oak mid-sized barrels and puncheons (71% new)
Siblings: 479 cases
Birthdate: September 7th – 20th, 2017
GPA: 3.93 pH | 5.2 g/L TA | 15.3% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 13th, 2019 | Debut: Released Fall 2020

A Teaser by Jordan Fiorentini2017 Block B is the liquid definition of “iron fist, velvet glove,” i.e. power and elegance in harmony.  The hue, aromas, and entry of this wine are bold, yet its palate is a sublime balance of earth, minerals, meats, flowers, and fruit. 

Score: 97, Jeb Dunnuck


2017 Creativity

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 100% Syrah
Parentage:
100% Catapult Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Rearing: Fermented in stainless steel and oak tanks
Education: Aged 13 months in French oak regular and mid-sized barrels (37% new) and then 5 months in concrete tank
Siblings:  443 cases
Birthdate: August 30th – September 25th, 2017
GPA: 3.69 pH | 6.1 g/L TA | 15.8% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 13th, 2019 | Debut: Released Fall 2020

A Teaser by Jordan Fiorentini: In 2017, the Syrah from our Catapult Vineyard stood out in both fruit and tannin and demanded to be left as its own bottling  –  and so it became our 2017 Creativity!  Taste this expression of Syrah next to our 2017 Paderewski Vineyard Block B, and you’ll really get a sense of the different terroirs of our two estate vineyards. 
Score: 96, Jeb Dunnuck


2017 Ingenuity

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 56% Petite Sirah, 16% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 13% Grenache
Parentage:
100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Rearing: Fermented in concrete, oak and stainless steel tanks, and oak puncheons and bins
Education: Aged 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (51% new)
Siblings: 667 Cases
Birthdate: August 31st – Otober 12th, 2017
GPA: 3.82 pH | 5.6 g/L TA | 15.5% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 12th, 2019 | Debut: Released Fall 2020

A Teaser by Jordan Fiorentini: Announcing Petite Sirah as the leading grape for the first time ever in the 2017 Ingenuity!  We’ve been working towards this monumental shift in this blend’s makeup for many years, and now, it’s here to stay.  It is still the “Paso Roblean Rhone Blend” that we all know and love, but with a bit more identity, purpose and well, Petite-Sirah-ness.  You’re gonna love it!

Score: 95, Jeb Dunnuck


2017 Mourvèdre

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 88% Mourvèdre, 12% Grenache
Parentage: 57% Catapult Vineyard, 43% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Rearing: Fermented in concrete and new French oak puncheons
Education: Aged 18 months in French oak puncheons and barrels (91% new)
Siblings: 305 Cases
Birthdate: October 5th and 12th, 2017
GPA: 3.83 pH | 5.6 g/L TA | 15.9% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 12th, 2019 | Debut: Released Fall 2020

A Teaser by Jordan Fiorentini: This lovely lady is hanging with the big boys on this release, and boy, does she hold her own.  Lightening the flavors up with her mid-palate style, she delivers leather, plum, rhubarb, blood orange, fresh herbs, white pepper, saline, and that earthiness that screams Mourvèdre.  We don’t make this wine every year, only in vintages when this southern Rhône grape can stand alone.

Score: 97, Jeb Dunnuck


2017 Tempranillo

MY PROFILE

Ethnicity: 100% Tempranillo
Parentage: 
100% Paderewski Vineyard
District: Willow Creek | Hometown: Paso Robles
Rearing: Fermented in oak puncheons and concrete tanks
Education: Aged 19 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (67% new)
Siblings: 497 cases
Birthdate: August 29th – September 12th, 2017
GPA: 3.96 pH | 5.3 g/L TA | 15.4% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled June 13, 2019 | Debut: Released Fall 2020

A Teaser by Jordan Fiorentini: Red plum, holiday spices, tobacco, sweet leather, black tea, bing cherry  –  pure and serious Tempranillo through and through, however, 2017 offers a bit more plushness and approachability than previous vintages.  Enjoy some sooner and age some for longer! 

Score: 94+, Jeb Dunnuck


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