Tasting Note Last of the 2016s from barrel, the 2016 Estate Cuvee is a classic blend of 52% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot that’s brought up mostly in new French oak. It’s glass staining purple color is followed by a full- bodied, unctuous, seriously concentrated red that has building structure, a huge mid-palate and terrific notes of crème de cassis, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and graphite. The Cabernet really shows and this bruiser (although it stays graceful and lively) is going to require some short term cellaring. – by Jeb Dunnuck tasting from barrel
This wine represents the realization of Stephan's vision for great blended red wine in paso robles. This is the best representative of our terroir.
Made from 100% Estate fruit from L'Aventure Vineyard
Food Matching Red Meat
Grape Variety 52% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot