This wine is perplexing in a really, really good way. I kept going back for another sip which tells you something about the layers of flavor and complexity. Cola, clove, cinnamon, leather, and spice hit the palate in layers just underneath the bright fruit and minerality. This wine evolves in the glass and is a wine for folks who truly appreciate complex wines. Great finesse for a wine made from these varieties. 67% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah, 9% Grenache, 5% Syrah.
The property that would eventually become St. Peter of Alcantara Vineyard, Guyomar’s estate vineyard, is located in the western part of Paso Robles AVA, known as the Templeton Gap. St. Peter of Alcantara benefits from ocean influence; the afternoon winds that cool the region during the growing season, as well as the increased rainfall that benefits the westside of Paso Robles. The St. Peter of Alcantara Vineyard is farmed on the philosophy that dry farming is king; that one should grow quality fruit with the least amount of water input as possible, to produce fruit with great character and depth. Because of its unique growing conditions along with meticulous vineyard practices, St. Peter of Alcantara Vineyard is blessed to have never required irrigation.
Guyomar’s estate vineyard, St. Peter of Alcantara, is located in the western part of Paso Robles AVA, known as the Templeton Gap. St. Peter of Alcantara benefits from ocean influence; the afternoon winds that cool the region during the growing season, as well as the increased rainfall that benefits the westside of Paso Robles. The vineyard was established in 1998, and Guyomar Wine Cellars' first wines, the 2010 vintage, were released at the end of 2013.More from this winery
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