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2009 Paso Project Red Blends or Varietals "Red Wine Blend"

Paso Project 2009 Red Wine Blend

Winery: Paso Project

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine Blend"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 37% Grenache, 16% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 11% Mourvedre, 9% Barbera, 8% Lagrein, 3% Tempranillo, & 2% Sangiovese

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $14

Cases produced: 10,800

KWG Score: 87 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: January 15, 2012

Wine Review: This ruby colored red blend of 8 different grapes opens with a mild black currant and cherry bouquet with a hint gentle smoky oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, juicy and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty black raspberry and strawberry blend with a hint of red currant and dash of black pepper. The finish is rather dry and a bit sticky. This very good value wine would go perfectly with many pub foods. I would personally pair it with pulled pork sliders. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A variety of multi-layered aromas gush out of this distinct Paso Robles blend: intense, jammy red cherry from the Grenache, followed by white pepper and spice from the Zinfandel, darker blackberry and blueberry from the Petite Sirah and Mourvedre, and a light, floral character in the background. The berry flavors continue on the palate, led by red cherry, raspberry, and cranberry. Subtle caramel and walnut nuances from the French and American oak aging lend complexity and structure to the blend, along with cinnamon bark and warm spices. Silky and medium bodied, the balance of eight Paso Robles varietals creates a complex and easy-drinking wine that shows of Paso’s signature red blends.

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