2017 Trovador, $75

2017 Trovador, $75

Catalonia has been a huge inspiration to us for years. The region is similar to the west side of Paso in its distance from the sea, elevations, and temperature (warm and dry). Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache Blanc, Carignan Blanc, and Macabeo are the dominant grapes of the region. All maintain good acidity in a warmer climate and create world class wines when grown with care and intent. We have planted our MAHA Estate with many of the same varieties.

Trovador’s debut was in 2009. Since Carignan was non existent in Paso Robles at the time, we opted to travel to Mendocino in search of some old vine Carignan. We were lucky to acquire a small lot from the historic Colombini Vineyard. We blended the Carignan with Syrah from Bassetti Vineyard for a warm climate meets cool climate blend that was both rich and rustic. Over the years we have heard many of you speak Trovador’s praises, so we decided to bring it back!

This year’s Trovador is an absolute stunner!  It is a blend of Carignan and Grenache from MAHA Estate, and Syrah from Slide Hill Vineyard, both of which are Certified Biodynamic and Organic vineyards.  Aromas of berry confiture are framed by cooler climate aromatics, geranium, violet, and smoked meats. The palate is super sexy with great concentration, seamless texture and fine tannins. Once again patience will give you immense pleasure but if you must, pull the cork and drink it over several days. Let us know you thoughts. Drink 2021-2032

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Vintage 2017
Varietal Carignan
Appellation Paso Robles
Alcohol % 14