Paso Robles is emerging as a region with the ability to produce outstanding red blends. The styles of both the Rhône region and Bordeaux are equally successful. The Quadrant CdR is a blend of four varieties typically used in the Rhône region of France. It has an abundance of blackberries on the nose with hints of spice and a background of subtle, spicy oak.
It has a generous, warming palate with great length of flavour and obvious tannins. The dark fruits ‘explode’ on the palate with wonderful texture and soft acidity. Each of the three red varietals contributed their particular fruit ‘marker’ to the blend and the Viognier is a result of co-fermenting the white grapes with Syrah. This adds far more texture and substance to the wine, drawing the fruit profiles out more as well. The vast array of flavours sees this wine as the perfect companion to a very wide selection of dishes and food styles. Equally, it presents as an approachable beverage by itself.
Blend: Grenache 51%, Syrah 22%, Petite Sirah 20%, Viognier 7%
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How long do I have to drink this? Would it last through next year? Rhone blends / PS wines can age well of course.
I just ask because lower price and a common reason to get a good price is because a wine is nearing end of drinking window.
Disclaimer: relatively uneducated reviewer, so go easy!
7:00PM ET. Just received the Quadrant CdR in the mail. On first pour it is immediately drinkable at room temperature. I think the nose is a bit hot, but I don’t taste the high alcohol. The color is a medium red, paler against the light. Feels like more/thicker tannins than a typical CdR - coats my mouth a bit.
Pairing against a mushroom truffle cheese burger. Really drinkable, but is a bit overpowered by the truffle oil - think it would go better with a bit lighter fare.
Current thought is the value is out of this world. Tastes like a $15-20 bottle. Would definitely see it priced at $20 here in NYC, but $15 would be a great value buy.
Will update in an hour or so once it opens up a bit.
I broke my promise to myself to wait until it opens up and already purchased a case. rhetorical-zesty-crawdad.
@InVinoVeritas So it has been almost 5 hours and I don’t think it has improved much. I think it gets better after 30 minutes and then kind of stays the same. The heat is completely gone from the nose. Will put the rest in the fridge and report back tomorrow.
Not sure if the winery has responded, but my bet on shelf life is 3 years. Shouldn’t be a problem since it will be gone in 3 months.