Delicious 100% Grenache. Nice lush red fruits. — a month ago
While I normally prefer Saxum when it comes to Paso red wines (mostly due to the fact that I love whole cluster/stem inclusion in my Rhone wines), I have to admit that this was a standout. Whereas Saxum is a bit more lifted and bright, this is more juicy and hedonistic.
I started consuming this at pop and pour, but I think this was at peak after 1-2hrs of slow ox. Almost 1/3 equal percentage Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache, it represents each varietal well. Deep purple in the glass and the aromatics jump with notes of mulberries, black cherries, dark chocolate coated black berries. Typical Paso rhone blend in that it is open young, and sports a gorgeous garrigue, iron, juniper note on the mid palate and finish. The back end shows a touch of pepper, mainly white pepper with smoked meat.
The extended barrel age version here softens the profile and shows a complex, yet giving, wine that will go for years. — 3 months ago
This is why I keep a wine cellar. Opening these aged beauties is such a treat. Silky smooth, concentrated fruit. Fantastic. — 9 days ago
Had at a tasting at Booker. Preferred the 2018 Ripper. But still a very nice wine. — a month ago
2014 Vintage. 16% Alcohol. Needs a bit more time but extremely enjoyable. First time we’ve seen a white wax seal on any SQN. Part of Gail’s birthday celebration. With black truffles on house made fettuccine at Il Cortile in Paso Robles. First wine from that wooden six pack. After a day of tastings at Torrin, McPrice Meyers, Fulldraw, Booker and Benom, had to be a special bottle to stand out! Paso rocks! — a month ago