This Online Tasting is on Saturday, April 3rd at 7pm 💻_________________________________________________________________________
Ian Blackburn hosts a virtual road trip to Paso Robles wine country!
1. Thacher Winery & Vineyard, Constant Variable, Paso Robles, California, 2017 - 90 points - Wine Enthusiast
2. Law Estate Wines, Beyond Category, Paso Robles, California, 2017
- 96 points - Jeb Dunnuck | 93-95+ points - Robert Parker
48% Tempranillo, 26% Graciano, 20% Grenache, 6% Carignan $78
Beyond Category has amassed a serious following for its compelling power, distinct complexity and vast evolution in bottle. This Rioja driven beauty provides an experience of pure silk, as the deep texture of Tempranillo drapes across your palate. Layers of dark fruit, fig, fresh herbs and dark cacao, contribute largely to its electric core of bright, bursting fruit. Graciano and Grenache dazzle and whet all of one’s senses, for an insatiably long finish.
3. Hammersky Vineyards "Vampire", Paso Robles, California, 2018
Aged on Booker Bourbon Barrels. This wine has beautiful luxardo cherry and plum fruit bursting forth which fades into a warm hint of baking spice from the zin. The small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon gives this wine nice acidity and medium tannin structure while still maintaining a silky velvet finish from the predominant grape Merlot. This is a beautiful representation of our Estate Vineyard as a whole.
About Thacher Winery & Vineyard
A Boutique Family Owned and Operated Westside Paso Robles Winery
"For decades quarter horses, cattle and cowboys roamed the grassy hills of the historic Kentucky Ranch. Today we are full of casual charm, reminiscent of California past and present. Since 2004 Thacher Winery with the grasshopper label, has been handcrafting wines from superb vineyards located throughout California's Central Coast. Our boutique production demonstrates local subtleties and true local terroir.
The award-winning winery and tasting room are situated next to a 100-year-old KR barn with spectacular and ever-changing vistas of vineyards, hayfields, and oak trees. Thacher Winery and vineyards celebrate everything we love about Paso Robles and are sure you will too.
About Law Estate
"Why are we ‘Here’? One, we have long had a passion for Rhone inspired blends. Two, Paso Robles is ‘America’s Rhone’. Those parts were easy. Our mantra was to find a vineyard site that could produce ultra-premium, limited production, Rhone and Priorat style wines that would be a true expression of the site. After two years of evaluating many potential sites (almost to exasperation), we finally found our Holy Grail. The analysis of 42 soil pits on this site revealed coveted limestone with low vigor soils. This, combined with the high elevation and steep slopes, was the unique and remarkable property that would produce the premium fruit we desired. Critical to our goal is a winery that can manifest the quality of the terrific fruit and create a world-class wine. We also believe that the Tasting Room should be an environment much like your home living room, where you can relax with friends and family while enjoying our Law Estate wines. As we continue to showcase and share the best that our estate has to offer, we will always be honored to have you joining us in the adventure."About Hammersky Vineyards
Handcrafted, Bordeaux-centric estate wines
HammerSky wines are distinct because of a perfect combination of matchless factors: vineyard location in the Templeton gap, uncompromising viticulture practices, purposeful low yields, and the experienced hands that touch each vine. We believe in quality over quantity and therefore produce wines that are rich and concentrated in both flavor and texture. The vineyards are farmed with purpose and passion and the results are palpable in each glass.
Tasting Kit $TBA
- 2-oz pours of all 3 wines!
- Special winery offers!
Bottle Kit $TBA
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Optional wine kit: 48 hours before
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