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In 1999, Estancia planted nearly 700 acres along the Estrella River benchland in Paso Robles; nearly 400 acres of which is Cabernet Sauvignon. This emerging region is ideal for producing grapes that result in complex and delicious Cabernet Sauvignon displaying intense black currant and dark cherry fruit flavors followed by a long, rich finish.
Growing conditions in Paso Robles are extreme, temperature swings are greater there than in any other California appellation. The rugged landscape, unique microclimate and infertile soils at Keyes Canyon Vineyard produce red varietals with low yields, smaller clusters, tiny berries and high skin-to-juice ratios for concentrated wines with intense varietal character. These prime conditions are ideal for growing Bordeaux-varietal wines.
Appearance: Deep garnet with crimson hues
Aroma: Ripe, dark black cherry, chocolate and currant complement the spicy, peppery notes and hints of toasted sweet oak
Flavor: Jammy dark fruit accompanied by soft velvety tannins, followed with a long, rich finish.
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