For the wine snob: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Verdot, 10% Petite Sirah Clocking in at 15% abv, rugged Paso possesses the largest diurnal temperature difference of all California wine-growing regions. Days can reach over 100 degrees and nights can be in the low 30s. Extreme heat forges fruit with dark, bold, monstrously brooding flavors and freezing nights retain a juicy, racing acidity. Extended maceration for bigger extraction upward of 28 days.
For the rest of us: Black and Blue Fruits take over this wine, notes of big and rich flavors of mulberries, black raspberries with an easy spice note and hints of anise on the palette from the Petite Verdot and Petite Sirah. This wine doesn’t need to be paired with food to be enjoyed, though a nice steak, pastas with red marinara or a good cheese and charcuterie board would be excellent with the wine.