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Paso Robles California has long been known as California’s oldest watering place due to its natural sulfur spring. The native Salinan Indians had discovered its healing properties over 1,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until the Mission era in 1797 that the natural sulfur spring had become a centralized meeting place. The original resort was built on what today it known as Spring Street along the El Camino Real. The Franciscan missionaries were the first to establish vineyards that same year and were known as the areas first winemakers based at Mission San Miguel.
The color of this Burgundian inspired fine Pinot Noir is medium garnet and aged in 2 year old French Oak barrels for 18 months on its natural lees with no racking.
The aromas of this wine are of ripe black cherry with some leather and earth notes in the backdrop. The ripe cherry is sappy and rich on the palate and the wine finishes with an elegant silky texture best described as supple and combines well with the strawberry, raspberry coulis and a suggestion of spicy clove and cinnamon.
This big cab has a deep, dark plum color with purple hues with nice viscosity illustrating the dense weight and alcohol percent. The aromas are classic Bordeaux notes such as blueberry, huckleberry, pencil lead and cassis notes. The palate is ripe and rich with supple, silky black cherry and blueberry flavors. The mid palate showcases the ripe fruit and integrated French oak.