Fulldraw Vineyard

Chopping Block Paso Robles Syrah Blend

9.523 ratings
9.49 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

WNH event number 7...virtual tasting with @Connor McMahon from Fulldraw Vineyards.

Loved the story behind this new Paso producer. If you’re looking for Paso Rhône wines, check out Fulldraw. Pedigree, quality, story...all there. Many thanks to Connor for joining us tonight!

46% syrah, 28% Grenache and 26% Mourvèdre. After I opened, I put it straight in the decanter. Shortly after, I gave it a try and it was very aromatic...crunchy, sweet, dark fruits. Mourvèdre shows beautifully. More depth than being totally floral, but more elegant than being totally fruit driven. Blue and black candied fruits accompanied by dark chocolate, bacon fat and charcoal. I followed it over 4+hrs and it had a bit of a rollercoaster evolution...very energetic at pop and pour, slightly closed down in between, and hit apex around hour 3. The tannins softened substantially with notes of licorice, dried blackberries, chargrilled blueberries and a finish highlighted by peppered strip. For me, this wine epitomizes Paso GSM blends. Inaugural vintage. Nicely done!

WNH event number 7...virtual tasting with @Connor McMahon from Fulldraw Vineyards.

Loved the story behind this new Paso producer. If you’re looking for Paso Rhône wines, check out Fulldraw. Pedigree, quality, story...all there. Many thanks to Connor for joining us tonight!

46% syrah, 28% Grenache and 26% Mourvèdre. After I opened, I put it straight in the decanter. Shortly after, I gave it a try and it was very aromatic...crunchy, sweet, dark fruits. Mourvèdre shows beautifully. More depth than being totally floral, but more elegant than being totally fruit driven. Blue and black candied fruits accompanied by dark chocolate, bacon fat and charcoal. I followed it over 4+hrs and it had a bit of a rollercoaster evolution...very energetic at pop and pour, slightly closed down in between, and hit apex around hour 3. The tannins softened substantially with notes of licorice, dried blackberries, chargrilled blueberries and a finish highlighted by peppered strip. For me, this wine epitomizes Paso GSM blends. Inaugural vintage. Nicely done!

May 4th, 2020
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Wow, such a great wine even on pop & pour, not as dark & brooding as the Syrah, but amazing blend. Giving the rest a couple hours as recommended

Wow, such a great wine even on pop & pour, not as dark & brooding as the Syrah, but amazing blend. Giving the rest a couple hours as recommended

1 person found it helpfulSep 21st, 2018
Eric LaMasters

My favorite of @Connor McMahon ‘s three new Fulldraw wines. This Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre blend was really delicious. Lots of mixed berries and blood orange accented by a hint of smoke and dark chocolate. Very layered and complex. Excellent mid-palate density. Just flat out terrific! Watch for the inaugural release in late July or early August.

My favorite of @Connor McMahon ‘s three new Fulldraw wines. This Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre blend was really delicious. Lots of mixed berries and blood orange accented by a hint of smoke and dark chocolate. Very layered and complex. Excellent mid-palate density. Just flat out terrific! Watch for the inaugural release in late July or early August.

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2018
Eric LaMasters

Meaty and smoky with a really nice core of fruit holding it all together. Terrific pairing with barbecue.

Meaty and smoky with a really nice core of fruit holding it all together. Terrific pairing with barbecue.

Jul 12th, 2020
Brandon Thurber

Tremendous wine - keeps getting better and better in bottle. 2 hour decant and boom!

Tremendous wine - keeps getting better and better in bottle. 2 hour decant and boom!

Dec 21st, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Great blend, easy to drink early.

Great blend, easy to drink early.

Nov 26th, 2019
Tim McCarthy

Mag.

Mag.

Sep 8th, 2019
Pete Talala

Very nice w/ upside for super nice;)

Very nice w/ upside for super nice;)

Jul 20th, 2019
Eric LaMasters

Wow, just showing fantastic tonight!!

Wow, just showing fantastic tonight!!

Feb 22nd, 2019
Brandon Thurber

Tremendous structure here. 3+ hour decant and it just kept evolving. Already very good, but it’s going to be outstanding in 2-3 years.

Tremendous structure here. 3+ hour decant and it just kept evolving. Already very good, but it’s going to be outstanding in 2-3 years.

Nov 10th, 2018