Second Highest Rated Merlot By Wine Spectator In 2010
Anthem's inaugural vintage of Merlot is a Cab-lover's Merlot, and is an incredibly deep, intense wine. The 2010 Merlot's aromatics are dominated by plumbs, black berries, charcoal and dark chocolate. On the palate, there are red fruits (raspberries, red cherries) as well as melted fudge, roasted meats and licorice that tail off into a smooth and amazingly long finish. Although it is hard to imagine a better Merlot, this wine will age and improve beautifully for at least another 5-7 years and pairs well with any pasta or meat dish. Grown on Mount Veeder. Drink now through 2019.
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This wine is comprised of 90% Zinfandel, 5% Syrah and 5% Petite Sirah. The fruit was all hand harvested and table sorted followed by a 48 hour cold soak on the skins. The fruit was fermented for 18 days and then pressed off the skins and racked off the solids into 3 and 4 year old American oak barrels and aged for 18 months.
This wine has flavors and aromas of wild blackberry and brambly raspberry fruits, cherry, cola and leather followed with a toasty finish. Medium tannins
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‘The lost Bordeaux varietal’ thrives well here in Paso. Thirteen year old vines at Colbert Vineyards yielded about 3 tons/acre. Hand picking and quick delivery brought the fruit to the winery in perfect condition.
A saignee was made a few hours after crushing; we then moved the precious juice into neutral french oak barrels where it aged for 8 months.
A rarity with a very jammy nose, red fruits characteristics and good acids, to our knowledge it is the only carmenere rose that you’ll find in Paso Robles.
The third year of drought and the direst year on record, was coupled with an early bud break and a hotter than normal summer. Overall the harvest started earlier than normal. Although with slightly lower yields, an incredible quality and concentration was obtained, especially for red varietals.
Omen, Red Blend is an explosion of flavors and intensity. From spices to cassis and dark cherry notes, the complexity of the blend transcends into subtle notes of leather and dark chocolate. The mouth feel is rich with luscious and elegant tannins. A very bold and powerful wine that is still approachable and balanced.
In order to create the complex foundation of Omen, we work with a vibrant community of distinguished vineyards across the Sierra Foothills. Each block has been fermented separately to be able to preserve the single characteristics of the variety and the vineyard. The blend is then created and aged in 30% new oak for 8 months.
AVA: Sierra Foothills
TA: 5.16 g/L
RS: <0.1g/L (Dry)
Omen is great with steak, ribs, and duck. Any kind of barbecue will be complemented well by this wine. One of my favorites is a charcoal baked camembert with herb crackers as an appetizer. For dessert, I highly recommend a dark chocolate torte. Bon appetite!
2013 was a golden year in California. The moderate coastal climate created a beautiful growing season that made it possible for winemakers to express their unique styles. Chardonnay and California have a well-known and longstanding love affair, but when everything lines up as it did in 2013, the resulting wines are dynamic. Oro Bello's first vintage will be one to remember!
Elegance, finesse and power are three words that come to mind when tasting Oro Bello. Winemaker Alexandre Remy says that wine tasting is first a range of feelings rather than a list of aromas. With his 2013 Oro Bello Chardonnay, the subtle nuances evoke a feeling of warmth. Fruit aromas range from pineapple to kiwi with Meyer lemon notes. The mouthfeel is smooth yet fresh and balanced with well-integrated toasted oak.
After reaching optimal ripeness, the Chardonnay clusters were harvested and gently pressed to preserve their aromatics. The juice was fermented 90% in barrels to enhance richness. The wine also completed malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. To increase flavor complexity, 10% of the 2013 Oro Bello Chardonnay was fermented at a cooler temperature in stainless-steel tanks. This fraction adds fresher aromas such as lime and grapefruit, and it did not undergo secondary fermentation. The Chardonnay aged on light selected lees in 30% new oak barrels to increase body, richness and complexity. The 2013 Oro Bello Chardonnay is ready to drink and will keep easily for up to three years.
TA: 6.3 g/L
RS: 0.5 g/L (Dry)
Oro Bello tasted best when shared with friends. Gather some of your loved ones for a feast of homemade guacamole with fresh salsa and grille garlic/lime barbecued prawns. This wine pairs nicely with arugula salad, scallops, asparagus, and risotto. For dessert, lemon meringue pie makes a great compliment for guests who love sweets almost as much as they love Oro Bello Chardonnay.