Desparada, Sackcloth & Ashes, Red Blend, Paso Robles 2015
Years ago, winemaker Valia Esh arrived at a vineyard in Paso Robles on something of a lark after fleeing Toronto’s hustle and sleet. With nothing but a crazy dog, a tiny camper and a few changes of clothes, she's now where she's meant to be. If you ever get to meet her, she'll tell you she's been chasing something her whole life, but not 100% certain what it is. Valia has chased it across North and South America, always grasping, nearly catching hold and watching it dart past. Eventually, she found "it" in wine.
Sackcloth & Ashes is a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 16% Malbec, 12% Merlot and 12% Petite Verdot. The wine was aged in a combination of neutral and new French oak. Sourced from a magnificent seven different vineyards within Paso Robles, S and A delivers beautiful, yet deep aromas and flavors of tobacco, red currant, blueberries, raspberries and a hunt of coffee. That's more than enough to keep your palate satiated for an entire evening. 15.5% alc. Only 403 cases produced.
*Discounts 10% on mixed/matched orders of 12 bottles or more.