Blend: 37% Grenache, 16% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 11% Mourvedre, 9% Barbera, 8% Lagrein, 3% Tempranillo, 2% Sangiovese
A variety of multi-layered aromas gush out of this distinct Paso Robles blend: intense, jammy red cherry from the Grenache, followed by white pepper and spice from the Zinfandel, darker blackberry and blueberry from the Petite Sirah and Mourvedre, and a light, floral character in the background. The berry flavors continue on the palate, led by red cherry, raspberry, and cranberry. Subtle caramel and walnut nuances from the French and American oak aging lend complexity and structure to the blend, along with cinnamon bark and warm spices. Silky and medium bodied, the balance of eight Paso Robles varietals creates a complex and easy-drinking wine that shows off Paso's signature red blends.
The fresh acidity from Barbera and Lagrein, coupled with this wine's low tannins, make wine pairing a breeze. Serve this wine with a family Bolognese recipe, or any pasta with pancetta or bacon inspired sauce. For a simple weeknight pleasure, this wine would pair effortlessly with Canadian bacon on a Hawaiian or meat lovers pizza.