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While the crop was tiny due to the cool bloom in the Spring, the 2015 vintage rewarded us with beautiful, elegant fruit that had earlier flavor development than in years past. This allowed us to pick sooner at Jada and to keep the alcohol percentages down. The results were nuanced, textured wines more reminiscent of the Rhone Valley & Bordeaux rather than the big, fruit bombs for which Paso is typically known. While still dense, rich, and flavorful, the 2015s are more subtle & complex than in years past and they underscore the adage that "less really is more". The 2015s should go a long way in dispelling the myth that Paso can only produce big, fat, over-ripe wines that lack complexity, differentiation, and age-ability.
If being awarded "Wine Region of the Year" several years back by Wine Enthusiast wasn't enough, the 2015s are another reminder why Paso Robles is today considered one of the great wine regions of the world.
2015 SawBones | 93 pts.
2015 WCS JackJohn Grenache Blend | 93 pts.