Lots of richness in this Syrah, which contains a little Grenache and Mourvèdre for complexity. It’s soft in acids and tannins, and exuberant in blackberry, cherry, currant, mushu plum sauce and pepper flavors. Drink now for freshness.
The winery turned to Edna Valley for this ’07 Chard, which shows all the fine qualities of that Central Coast region. The wine is high in acidity, dry and ultra-clean, with powerful flavors of golden kiwi fruit, limes and vanilla honey.
A Rhône-style blend of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache and Zinfandel, this red shows classic Paso personality. It’s soft and dry, with cherry-berry flavors that taste a little stewed. The dash of Zin really adds a punch of spice.
Oaky influences give this wine a candied taste of caramel and lime pie, on top of the grapier flavors of pineapples and pears. It’s solidly in the mode of what Americans want in a Chardonnay.
Textbook Viognier—this is ripe and exotic in tropical fruit, white flower and honey flavors. It’s technically dry, but so rich you’d swear there was some residual sugar. With its strong texture and full body, this is an interesting alternative to a big Chardonnay.