2017 SignatureVarietal - Red Blends Limited Estate Collection
Signature is Winemaker Kevin Willenborg’s hallmark blend of the vintage that is unconstrained by convention–in other words the “signature” wine of the vintage. This year’s blend is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah–three varieties that frequently find an exceptional balance in our region. All are known for their intense color, generous amount of flavor and rich tannins that will continue to develop with proper aging—but each brings unique elements to the final blend.
42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Petit Verdot, 20% Petite Sirah
The base component, Cabernet Sauvignon, provides distinctive fruit flavors and rich, juicy mouth-filling tannins to this nicely balanced Paso blend. The Petit Verdot brings age-worthy structure, concentrated color, blue fruits, and violet tones. The “icing on the cake” as Kevin refers to it, is the Petite Sirah—it adds fine layers of rich creamy tannins along with depth of color. The grand result is a distinctive age-worthy wine that rewards those who wait, yet one of perfect balance that allows it to be enjoyed during its journey.
- Appellation Paso Robles
- Harvest Date Sep 15 - Oct 19, 2017
- Acid 6.0
- pH 3.63
- Aging 20 months in French oak barrels
- Bottling Date June 2019
- Alcohol % 14.5