Fulldraw Vineyard

Fulldraw Vineyard

Chopping Block Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2017

Shay A
9.3

Another one of my bottles opened for a massive Paso theme. After having the 2016 last year during a virtual tasting with Connor of Fulldraw, I think this 2017 has more upfront appeal whereas the 2016 has a touch more longevity.

I double decanted this for an hour, then put it in a decanter at my destination where I followed it for the next 4hrs. The profile didn’t really change all that much after the first 1-2hrs. This is high octane without being overblown and flabby. Half Syrah, with the remaining split between Grenache and Mourvèdre. Gorgeous royal purple in the glass. Aromatically I didn’t pick up a lot of smoked meat/savory Syrah notes, but mostly a lot of dark chocolate dipped black cherries, dark floral potpourri and fleshy fruits...as if it were mostly Grenache. The palate was the same...high toned ripe fruit with nice lift and acidity, and an airy jammy character I find in high quality Paso wines.

I saved the last third of this and opened again the next day and there was zero change. Best over the next 3-5yrs for this type of profile.
— 2 months ago

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Excellent scientific review. Thanks!
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I love their wines
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I love Paso wines!

Fulldraw Vineyard

Bamboo Grenache Blanc Clairette Blanc 2019

Mike R
9.1

Shame on us - @David L - we opened and devanted for two hours and still tight and muted - will wait years before I open another - recorked for opening this week and see if this is different — 4 months ago

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Needed some time. Should gain some weight and lose a bit of its edge. @Mike R
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Fulldraw Vineyard

M.E.M. Paso Robles Mourvedre Syrah 2018

@Connor McMahon @Rebecca McMahon Yay The newest FD M.E.M 83% Mourvèdre 17%Syrah — 9 months ago

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Fulldraw Vineyard

Honey Bunny Paso Robles Syrah Mourvedre 2017

First Fulldraw for me - outstanding wine! Massive structure and fruit wrapped in Tao like balance. Super impressive. Thanks @Shay A ! — 2 months ago

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Shay A

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Figured you’d enjoy that wine!

Sine Qua Non

Testa dei Cherubini Eleven Confessions Vineyard Grenache

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! — 3 months ago

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David L

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There you go. Beautiful wine & Bday ...great day in Paso!
Sharon B

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I love Paso wines! Happy birthday to Gail! 🎂🍷
Joseph Barsky

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@Sharon B Thanks Sharon. Picked up a SUV full of our Paso favorites!

Booker Vineyard

Fulldraw Syrah Blend 2015

2015 Vintage. 14.5% Alcohol. 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah. Still needs time. — 8 months ago

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Fulldraw Vineyard

FD2 Paso Robles Grenache - Syrah Blend

Deep purple with a nose of raspberries, sweet cherries, cedar chest, and slight notes of cinnamon. Full-bodied with higher alcohol, richness, and intensity. It’s a bit hot, but not out of balance. Medium acidity and tannins. Quite nice, but I like the Honey Bunny better. — 3 months ago

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TOR Kenward Family Wines

CHASING WINDMILLS GRENACHE Fulldraw Vineyard 2017

A fantastic Grenache deep dark fruit and a little spice Tor always makes great wines — 3 months ago

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Fulldraw Vineyard

Drift Grenache Blanc Clairette Blanc 2018

18’ Fulldraw Drift- Grapefruit, lime, white peach, floral, fennel, medium acidity & minerality ,medium-bodied. Drinking perfect!
Paired nicely with crab cakes. Simple that good. Edit- Stood it up for 1/2 day. Drinking better as the night went on. Needed to warm up. A few great years in it.
— 7 months ago

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach Much better now... promise

Fulldraw Vineyard

Interpretation Paso Robles Tempranillo 2017

I had no idea what to expect with this Tempranillo, but it is delicious. It is deep and rich with notes of cherries, dark-chocolate-covered caramels with a hint of lightly smoked sea salt. Bigger and more complex than Flor de Pingus, in my opinion. @Connor McMahon and @Rebecca McMahon are doing amazing work — a year ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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They don’t ship to Canada 🇨🇦 anyways @Severn Goodwin
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach Glad I don't live north of the border. Is the smoke tainting your open wines yet?
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Nope,
But my scotch is pretty smoky🤔