ALBARIÑO - Being one of the newer plantings on the vineyard, the Albariño is starting to come into its own, as 2016 shows to be the best vintage to date. Although this varietal can withstand the warm days of the Paso Robles growing season, it needs to be precisely picked on the optimal day. Picking too soon can lead to lack of flavor, or if left on the vine too long, the acids can quickly drop out.
Verdelho is a variety that is quickly gaining popularity in many countries. Our release of this variety, the wine exhibits masses of fruit with passion fruit and orange peel very evident. It is a mouth filling wine with great length of flavor and a brightness that ensures compatibility with many types of food. An awesome wine for summer!
Sardinian swagger paired with California complexity, the 2016 Vermentino is a true champion of its varietal’s characteristics, This Vermentino plants itself right in the middle of the white wine spectrum; it is not austere and unapproachable, nor does it overwhelm the palate with overripe fruit and too much oak.
Maturation in French oak barriques has provided framework for an already dense core of fruit and built a wine of sophistication that will age well over the next decade.
Powerful in its youth this wine has extraordinary aromatics, fruit presence and structural tannins which will develop as the wine matures.
The term CV refers to the original vineyard holdings on our estate, Continental Vineyards, and this very limited wine is only produced in exceptional vintage years.
This is a sophisticated wine showing the unique juxtaposition of Petit Verdot – power and elegance.
A dazzling wine. Breathe in deeply the luscious floral bouquet followed with spices, cherry and red fruit flavors on the palate and a delicious lingering caramel taste to finish.
This merlot shows all the hallmarks of this classic variety, plums, cherries and dark fruits abound, all wonderfully interwoven with spicy oak. The brightness of the palate reflects the liveliness of Merlot when presented properly.
Boasting a new world inspired blend of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Merlot, with two-hundred percent (we promise this is not a typo) new French and American oak; this is a wine that you can’t help but notice and enjoy.