Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

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Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

Region: America / Paso Robles

This wine is almost entirely from Calcareous' Block 2 planting, the highest and largest block in the vineyard. The top of Calcareous' mountain is less steep, which has allowed for the creation of a slight amount of top soil. This captures a bit more moisture and nutrients than the hill side Rhone plantings, making it a more suitable home for Cabernet and the smaller plantings of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The bedrock below is still limestone rich though, and perhaps no other varietal showcases the impressive blend of ripeness and acid as does Calcareous' Cabernet Sauvignon.

90 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2013 vintage
90 Points

Wine Spectator

2013 vintage
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tasting note

The dark, opaque ruby color gives a good indication of the level of extraction achieved in this wine. The nose is heavy with dark fruits and essential oil of spring flowers. This is followed by strong varietal flavors of dark chocolate, cassis and spice. Full, round, tannins produce the trademark rich, chalky finish that the soil imparts on the wine. While very rewarding to drink now, it will easily cellar for up to twelve additional years.

food pairing

Pairs well with filet mignon with bordelaise sauce

points of distinction

  • Made almost entirely from the highest and largest block in the vineyard.
  • Showcases the impressive blend of ripeness and acid from top soil rich with moisture and nutrients and limestone rich bedrock below.
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Let the Soil Speak

– Jason Joyce, Winemaker

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