Prudent winemaking means capturing the characteristics of the land coupled with the unique growing conditions of each vineyard and vintage. This bottling is representative of an appellation that continues to produce wines with complexity, depth, and structure while maintaining the uniqueness of the region. Ripe blackberries, crisp plums, and luscious pomegranate juice rush together to the front of the profile. Tinges of cinnamon, smoky crushed black pepper, and spicy hoisin sauce make for a mouth watering mid-palate sensation as the glossy tannins and bouncy acidity become perceptible. Nuanced with hints of tobacco and fresh coffee grounds, the supple finish writes a delicious and lasting signature that is connected to its scenic and rustic provenance.
With fruit sourced from our San Ardo Ranch (just north of Paso Robles, CA) this Zinfandel (75%) was blended with Petite Sirah (25%) for color. Planted on the highest peak, these chalky soils produce fruit of intense flavors and unique mineral qualities. Fermented in Stainless Steel and aged 11 months in Oak Cooperage.
Blend: 75% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Central Coast
Barrel Regime: Fermented in stainless steel and aged 11 months in Oak Cooperage
This is a private label; there is no website link for this wine, but the Winery provided MSRP is $192 per case
About The Winery
Winery: Sextant Wines
Owners: Craig and Nancy Stoller
Location: Paso Robles, CA
An old world instrument marrying mathematics, science, and the stars, a sextant is a tool used to navigate across open water in order to explore uncharted territories. At Sextant Wines, we are devoted to expanding the horizons of the Central Coast wine region by matching its unparalleled terroir with artisanal varietal selections and mindful winemaking practices intent on highlighting our Paso Robles estate vineyard and surrounding regions.
With established roots in the wine industry through Sunridge Nurseries, proprietors Craig and Nancy Stoller began with a vision of planting wine grapes to grow the nursery. Through their combined experience and love of wine, they grew a single vineyard block into what Sextant Wines is today.
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I’m in RI and a VMP. Anyone interested in splitting a short order or a full case? It sounds good enough that I wouldn’t mind buying a couple bottles but might as well see if anyone else is interested in splitting the case. Any takers?
@melmains Messaged you earlier in the week but maybe you did not see it. this casemate site is great for wine but not so much for messaging. Anyway both the Gard and Oblivion are in. Let me know how many of each you want and when a good time to meet would be.
@nostrom0 I’m embarrassed that I never followed through with you on this wine. I couldn’t figure out how to find this post on the phone, but I was able to find it on the computer. I’m happy to connect with you for the wine.
Opened a bottle last weekend, and I have to agree with @nostrom0…it was really good. Shared it with my father-in-law who has been making his own wines (mainly French varietals) for 40 years, and we were both impressed at this price range.