Paris Valley Road Zinfandel
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced primarily from their Estate Vineyards in the El Pomar District of Paso Robles and their Chalk Knoll Vineyard in southern Monterey County.
Varietal Composition: Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah
Elaboration: Malolactic fermentation. This wine is aged for 22 months in oak (20% new).
Tasting Notes: Savory herbs and fragrant lavender on the nose with intense cherries and cranberries at the core. Wild berries and pomegranates are not shy while licorice and anise show well. There’s ample acidity conducive to a wide range of food pairings and smooth tannins friendly to the mid and back palate.
2014 – 92 Wine Enthusiast
In 1995, the Stoller family of Sunridge Nurseries and Dana Merrill of Mesa Vineyard partnered to plant the Chalk Knoll Vineyard in San Ardo. Yes, Paris Valley Road is a very real place, The Chalk Knoll Vineyard is nestled against this stretch of dirt road that meanders along the scenic foothills of the southern Monterey Coast and located only 35 miles in from the Pacific Ocean. These vineyards are rich with history dating back to the 1800’s and complete with a turn of the 19th century adobe, still standing today. Their wines are those of intensity and unique mineral qualities, wines you can drink tonight and for years to come.