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DILECTA 11 THE TILLER
Item: #218000
Bottle Size: 750ml
WA: 91
$51.95
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DILECTA 2011 PROPRIETARY RED "THE TILLER" PASO ROBLES 750mL

Orion Stang grew up on the Central Coast of California and developed a love of the land and an appreciation for wine early on in life. In the early 1990’s when Paso Robles had only a few tasting rooms his free-spirited parents would pack a picnic and take him on their wine tasting excursions. The aroma of the wine and the tasting rooms combined with his mom’s delectable picnic were two of the early influences that led me to making wine.

After years of studying wine abroad in Italy and working on becoming a Certified Sommelier, he realized that he wanted to make great wine, not just taste and recommend it to customers. The gods must have been smiling upon him because he got a job at one of the most sought-after wineries in Paso Robles...Booker! From picking the grapes to learning the creative techniques of blending and barrel selection and to the final step of bottling, Orion came to love the art of making wine. He soon became an assistant winemaker to Eric Jensen, the owner of the Booker Winery and Vineyard. In 2011 I decided it was time to take the plunge and make his own wine and started his own label, Dilecta, which means “lovely” or “loved” in Latin.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "Also beautiful, the 2011 The Tiller checks in as a blend of 64% Grenache (from the Russell Family Vineyard) and 36% Syrah (from the Caliza Vineyard). Loaded with kirsch, blackberry liqueur, toast, dried underbrush and licorice, it hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied feel, layers of fruit and solid acidity. It should be even better in another year and drink nicely through 2019. Drink now-2019."
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