Past Vintages

2013 Vintage | 2012 Vintage | 2011 Vintage | 2010 Vintage | 2009 Vintage

2010 Red Rhône Blends

2010 Buxom 
95% Syrah and 5% Grenache
La Vista Vineyard, Paso Robles
98 cases produced

Buxom was crafted using fruit from La Vista Vineyard.  It is composed of 95% Syrah and 5% Grenache, and is well structured and seamless from front to back with smooth tannins that come from over a year of bottle age.

94 Points - The Wine Advocate
93 Points - Wine Spectator
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
91 Points - Stephen Tanzer

2010 GSM
44% Grenache, 44% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre
Alta Colina and La Vista Vineyards, Paso Robles
98 cases produced

This 44% Grenache, 44% Syrah and 12% Mourvedre blend is one of my favorite wines of the vintage. As a winemaker, I love to select the components that go into a wine, and the GSM gives me the most flexibility with regard to blending.  The 2010 opens with hints of maple and brown sugar, and a very subtle cinnamon flavor.  This leads into a bit of a wet shoe-leather nose and light hints of sage with an intriguing apricot stone fruit finish.  This GSM is a blend of the amazing Alta Colina Vineyard and La Vista Vineyard, both of which are located in the limestone rich hillsides in Westside Paso Robles.

92 Points - The Wine Advocate 
91 Points  - Wine Enthusiast
91 Points - Wine Spectator
91 Points - Stephen Tanzer

2010 Single Vineyard Designates

2010 Euphoric
100% Grenache
La Vista Vineyard, Paso Robles
98 cases produced

With bright red fruits and a rose petal aspect on the nose this wine is very intriguing and is a pleasure to experience.  There is an interesting creamy strawberry-cheesecake aroma that is complimented by hints of spice box and caramel.  This wine has a finish that seems to go forever and ends with fig, clove and cola upon gaining air in the glass.

92 Points -  The Wine Advocate
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
91 Points - Wine Spectator
90 Points  - Stephen Tanzer