Our Project Paso Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent example of high quality Paso Robles Cabernet. The nose is multi-layered, with wild, dusty blackberry, hints of jalapeño, leather, and dried mushrooms from Paso's rich, red soils. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, dark plum, and cinnamon-spiked strawberry preserves come together with integrated, mouth-watering acidity. Small amounts of Petite Sirah and Grenache, two other full-bodied red varietals that thrive in Paso Robles, are blended into this wine, adding to the rustic body and earthy flavors. Medium-bodied with moderate tannins, the finish lingers with cherry, tobacco leaf and cedar notes.
The Paso Robles terroir lends our 2010 Cabernet an undercurrent of earthiness that adds depth to the aroma of dark cherry and black raspberry. Hints of coffee and black pepper also add complexity to the pure dark fruit profile. The palate shows the same bright, focused fruit flavor, with blackberry, black currant, and a dusty, red soil element. Four different types of French and American oak are well-integrated, contributing subtle notes of toffee on the mid-palate, followed by vanilla, caramel, and spice. The mouthfeel is silky and muscular, and the restrained alcohol levels from the cool growing season make this Cabernet Sauvignon a great match for richer fare. Sourced throughout the Paso Robles AVA, this Cabernet represents qualities from theentire wine region, most notably in the earthy undertones and minerality from Paso Robles’ red soils. In addition, 7% Petit Verdot was added, a classic Bordeaux blending varietal, to this wine to add an extra layer of depth, mid-palate richness, and distinct chocolate notes.
94% Cabernet Sauvignon6% Petit VerdotAPPELLATION Paso Robles, CaliforniaVINTAGE 2010WINEMAKER Greg KitchensALCOHOL 13.5%PH 3.77 TA 0.58 g/100 mLRS 0.23 g/100 mL
Pair this Cabernet Sauvignon with sausage Stromboli, lamb sliders with caramelized onions, or dark chocolate.