85% Zinfandel, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
The 2017 Paladin presents an evocative mix of strawberry, fresh fig, chervil, and black pepper on the nose. The palate offers flavors of licorice, tamarind, cherry, anda hint of chipotle that evolves to a supple mid-palate with great depth and a fantastic finish.
Vineyard: 100% Estate – Adelaida District, Paso Robles.
Fermentation: Destemmed and cold soaked for 8 days
with daily pump-overs. 6-day fermentation with a mix of deléstages,
pump-overs and punchdowns for cap management. 14-day total maceration.
Cooperage and Elevage: Aged for 22 months in 225L Hungarian oak barriques: 60% new, 40% neutral.
TA: 6.7 g/l
Bottling Date: July 3rd, 2019. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Cases Produced: 125