Last year, winemaker Edgar Torres brought us a couple wines that were simply amazing! This year is no different, other than the fact that he has a new wine that is really gets us excited! His latest bottling is called "Toro de Paso", a blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Tempranillo and Grenache are a couple of the primary grapes in many Spanish reds, and coming from this Central Coast region, calling this wine Toro de Paso just made sense.
Offering plenty of underbrush, loamy earth, spice and mulled black fruits, the 2013 Toro de Paso is medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, with good fruit, but a firm, savory edge to its tannin. Give bottles a year in the cellar but plan on drinking by 2023. The blend in 2013 is 65% Tempranillo, 25% Grenache, 5% Cabernet, and 5% Merlot, all of which spent two years in oak.
A blend of 56% Tempranillo, 24% Grenache, and 20% Graciano, Beyond Category is a wine for collectors and enthusiasts alike, being the most stand out cuvee amongst its peers. Its distinction and finesse are noticeable with the first sip; Graciano fills the mid-palate with electricity and tension, complimenting the silken and brilliant textures of Law Estate's Tempranillo. Experience the infinite balance of violet and dark fruits, in a symphony of ample, yet silky and exceptionally well-integrated tannins. Chalk this blend up to a classic that will test your patience in not opening immediately.
A blend of 27% Grenache, 24% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano, 15% Tannat, and 14% Cinsault.
ANTONIO GALLONI/S VINOUS MEDIA 95 POINTS - "Vivid ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red and dark berries, potpourri and incense are complicated by exotic spice and woodsmoke accents. Sweet, seamless and lively on the palate, offering densely packed black raspberry, cherry liqueur and rose pastille flavors braced by an undercurrent of juicy acidity. Finishes alluringly sweet and extremely long, showing outstanding definition and fine-grained tannins that meld smoothly with the wine's vibrant fruit."
In 2003, Linne Calodo's first vintage of Slacker was born and through 2010 continued to be a portfolio staple until they totally slacked and forgot to make it again. The ethos of Slacker was always described by winemaker Matt Trevisan as, "wine representing not only the winemaker, but the idea that wines should be fun and relaxed." Forever akin to the Slacker lifestyle, they decided to bring back the Slacker name in a much more appropriate way. Now its own label, Trevisan crafted two fun blends that showcase his ability to constantly keep creating and pioneering the exciting possibilities of the Paso Robles wine region.
The Stereotype is a blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre. An easy drinking, Grenache forward blend that is ready for your next BBQ or potluck. This is a crowd-pleasing wine with a medium body, strawberry and raspberry flavors, and a long, gentile finish. Hints of cinnamon and anise add to the wines complexity, while light tannins give a little grip to the body. Pairs perfectly with a variety of foods including hot wings, burgers, or grilled salmon. Bring it to a party to have the favorite bottle on the table, or enjoy at home with thai take-out and a movie.
With a gorgeous magenta hue, the bright aromas of raspberry, red plum, and blueberries are complimented by undertones of chocolate, violet and white pepper. The palate opens up to flavors of ripe pomegranate, cranberry and red cherry with hints of rose petal, tea leaves, and subtle baking spice. The finish lingers with crisp acidity and surprising tannin making this a delicate but complex alternative to heavy bodied reds.