/ Central Coast
The Main Squeeze is a bringing together of our region’s three most highly planted red varietals and a great example of how the Paso Robles area can produce such wonderful and different fruit. Upon completion of malo-lactic fermentation, the wines were racked together into a single blend, and aged in 15% new American and 85% neutral French and American oak for 18 months.
The three varietals combine to create an extremely dark purple wine with a nose filled with plum, black cherry and pepper. The brighter Zinfandel fruit fills the upfront flavor while the ample blackberry, cocoa and earth of the Syrah and Cabernet take over the mid-palate. The young chalky tannins of the finish indicate a wine of more sophistication and age worthiness than the name would lead you to believe.
Pairs well with barbequed brisket or Tri-tip
points of distinction
- The Main Squeeze combines fruit from four vineyards.
- The Cabernet comes from the McCall Vineyard planted in 1983.
- The Zinfandel is from Kate’s Vineyard on Kiler Canyon Road which neighbors the Glenrose Vineyard and the Herder Vineyard in Creston.
- The Syrah comes from the Sea Shell Vineyard on the banks of Heuro Heuro river in Paso Robles.
about the grape +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Syrah has seductively dense, rich, chewy black berry aromas and flavors, with notes of tar, wood smoke, bacon, leather, chocolate, and sometimes violets. The tannins are firm yet elegant.
Zinfandel shows ripe, sweet aromas and flavors of black fruits (plums, raisins, dates), with pepper, spice and chocolate notes.
– Jason Joyce, Winemaker
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