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Ledge Red Blend Vertical: Vineyard Drive and MCA Cuvée $160
Vintages: 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Classic, robust Paso Robles blends sourced from the James Berry Vineyard, Dante Dusi, Adams Ranch and G2 Vineyards.
"The value play from this estate is the 2016 MCA Cuvée" - Jeb Dunnuck
Zin Lover's Vertical: Dante Dusi Vineyard $90
Vintages: 2014, 2015 and 2016
The Dante Dusi Vineyard has been producing excellent fruit since it was planted in the 1920's. Here are three wines that exhibit excellent and varied expressions from their respective vintages.
"Shows strong, fruity thrust on the youthfully tannic finish." - Josh Raynolds
Greanche Two Pack $110
Vintages: 2015 and 2016.
Two gorgeous pure Grenache wines. 100% Grenache from the Rolph Family Vineyard in the Paso Robles, Adelaida AVA
"Ethereal, elegant, beautifully pure red from Mark Adams that has balance, class, complexity, and length."
The Adams Ranch was established in the mid 70's but was first planted in 2005 to purely to Rhône varietals, beginning with Estrella clone Syrah propogated from the Bone Rock terraces at James Berry Vineyard. The vineyard has expanded acre by acre to include Grenache, Mourvédre, Roussanne, Cinsaut, Counoise, and Grenache Blanc. The wines have been lauded for their elegance, gorgeous aromatics and stylish commitment to a sense of place.
Currently Allocated for Wine Club
Readers should note that the James Berry Vineyard wines from Ledge are incredibly rare and are a result of a time-honored relationship with Saxum and the James Berry Vineyard family. Mark Adams of Ledge was the first employee in the cellar at Saxum and while no longer on the payroll, continues to lend a hand during harvest and craft the Ledge wines in the Saxum caves. Adams now spends a lion's share of his time working the estate vineyard at the Adams Ranch.
Allocated for Wine Club Only
The 2016 Rolph Family Vineyard checks in as 100% Grenache that spent 20 months in a mix of new and used French oak barrels. It offers up a pretty bouquet of kirsch and strawberry fruits intermixed with plenty of white pepper, sappy herbs, spring flowers, and incense. It's another ethereal, elegant, beautifully pure red from Mark Adams that has balance, class, complexity, and length.
The barrels used were once used Atelier and Ermitage Barrels.-Jeb Dunnuck 94 pts
Prices Range from $50-$500
The value play from this estate is the 2016 MCA Cuvée, which is made from a kitchen sink blend of 30% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, and 15% each of Syrah, Tannat, and Cinsault. Its vivid ruby/purple color is followed by a ripe, lush, sexy wine that has loads of black and blue fruits, plenty of spice and flower incense aromas, medium to full body, terrific purity, and a great finish. It’s a smoking good wine to enjoy over the coming 5-6 years, if not longer-Jeb Dunnuck 93pts
2016 Dante Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel
Paso Robles, Templeton Gap District
93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
93 Pts. Vinous
In the 1920’s Dante Dusi planted this vineyard with an unknown Zinfandel clone, on it’s own roots. The vineyard is in the heart of the Templeton Gap District, just South of Paso Robles near Templeton. The fruit is 50% whole cluster fermented, giving the wine a freshness and linear quality not common in Paso Robles Zinfandels. It was fermented wild and aged in 400 liter used French oak vessels for 18 months.
2017 MCA Rosé
95% Counoise, 5% Rosé
Paso Robles, Willow Creek AVA
92 Pts Vinous 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
"This is one of the handful of world-class pink wines that I tried this year, and I'd put it up against pretty much any 2017 rosé from France for sheer vibrancy, balance and delineation."
-- Josh Raynolds
Picked for the purpose of rosé on October 21st 2017, this block is almost entirely Counoise with a few stray Cinsaut clones peppered in. It is in the heart of the James Berry Vineyard on clay loam and limestone soils. This is a visually stunning coral colored wine with breathtaking floral aromatics of peach blossom and watermelon that delivers a kindred flavor of stone fruit, sweet melon and honeysuckle. The finish is extraordinarily long with beautifully integrated aspects of fruit, melon, refined acidity and flower nectar
100% Grenache Blanc from the G2 Vineyard in the Paso Robles Willow Creek AVA.
The G2 Vineyard is the sister vineyard to Bill Gibbs' Heart Stone Vineyard in the Paso Robles Willow Creek District with steep limestone vineyards and panoramic westside views. This beautifully refreshing Grenache Blanc was slowly whole cluster pressed into a stainless steel tank, cold fermented with native yeast and bottled after 6 months in the same stainless vessel. It shows subtle melon, mineral and citrus notes with great acidity and a vibrant, clean finish.
93 pts Wine Enthusiast