Inventor 2009

Inventor 2009

Mourvedre 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, Counoise 9%, Syrah 9%, Grenache 5%, and Cinsaut 5%


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This non-traditional, eclectic red blend, combining Estate and neighboring vineyards, is a canvas for the winemaker’s alchemy skills.  Popularly called a “Paso Blend” this mélange is a “matrimony” of disparate grape varieties, not commonly joined, designed to yield an ultimate synergy of distinctive flavors.  Weighted toward Rhone varieties it displays the particular personality of Mourvedre and to a lesser degree Cabernet Sauvignon, the two main varieties, or 72% of the combined 6 grapes.  The wine exceeds its everyday drinking goals by delivering a mouthful of savory flavors & a sustaining finish.  Drink now or enjoy thru 2015.

AVA: Paso Robles
Vineyard: Viking Estate, Anna’s Estate Vineyard, & 
neighboring vineyards
Elevation: 1600-1900 feet

Barrel aged 29 months in 100% neutral French oak 
Harvest dates: Mourvedre 9/04/09, Cabernet 9/18/09, Counoise 10/02/09, Syrah 9/01/09, Grenache 9/04/09, Cinsault 9/09/09
Alcohol: 15.6%

Varieties: Mourvedre 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, 
Counoise 9%, Syrah 9%, Grenache Noir 5%, Cinsault 5%
Cases: 527
Release date: 9/2013
CA suggested retail: $25

Wine Specs

Vintage 2009

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