75% Zinfandel, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
The 2018 Paladin opens with a beautiful nose of rose petal, red currant, baking spices and wet slate. The palate packs flavors of raspberry, cedar, orange peel, cocoa and anise. The finish starts off dense and chewy, yielding elegant tannins on the long seamless finish.
Vineyard: 100% Estate – Adelaida District, Paso Robles.
Fermentation: Destemmed and cold soaked for 7 days with daily pump-overs. 7-day fermentation with a mix of delestages, pump-overs and punchdowns for cap management. 14-day total maceration.
Cooperage and Elevage: Aged for 22 months in 225L barriques: 40% new Hungarian oak, 40% used Hungarian oak, and 20% used French oak.
TA: 7.0 g/l
Bottling Date: August 19th, 2020. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Cases Produced: 122