Rhone Blend, 2010. High on the Hog

Rhone Blend, 2010. High on the Hog

Item #: C0514W2DC
Vintage: 2010
Varietal: Rhone Blend
Vineyard/Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Color: Golden
Nose: Guava, pear and roasted almonds
Palate: Lovely pear nuance with honeysuckle
Finish: Very crisp with a touch of guava and spice
Rating: 93
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Drink now through 2015/13.2% Alcohol
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Winemaker, Mac Myers, got into food and wine during his early twenties. He soon began taking trips up to the Central Coast just to taste but quickly found himself volunteering his time on his days off to help out at a number of wineries. After learning the process for a few years and spending more and more time on the Central Coast, Mac was ready to start making wine for himself.

General Manager, Jason Carter, spent summers in his father's wine shop in Laguna Beach, CA where he developed a love of French cheeses and wine labels. After returning from living overseas, Jason delved back into retail wine sales.

Mac met Jason when he came in to sell the first vintage of Barrel 27. Thrilled with the quality and price, Jason sold almost the entire production in a few weeks and in the process discovered that he and Mac shared a similar passion for wines of the Rhone Valley and Rhone varietals. The friendship cemented, Mac approached Jason a year and half later as Barrel 27 was rapidly expanding with an offer to come on board and help manage the growth. The rest, as they say is history.

Edgar Torres was raised in Cambria, California since the age of 8. He fell in love with wine while working as a waiter at Villa Creek restaurant in Paso Robles in his early 20's. His first exposure to the production side of winemaking was as an intern at Garreston Wine Co. in Paso Robles from 2002 to 2005. In 2006, Edgar further developed his winemaking skills when he began working for Augie Hug from Hug Cellars as his Assistant Winemaker.

At Hug Cellars, he also worked alongside Alta Maria Vineyard and Native9 to help produce their wines. In 2009, Edgar began working for the guys at Barrel 27. As the Assistant Winemaker for Barrel 27 and McPrice Myers wines, he has enjoyed refining his blending skills and learning from Mac.

Our selection is a classic white Rhone Blend of 40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Viognier, 15% Roussanne and 5% Marsanne. The blend offers a plethora of exotic spice and fruit flavors which would match a seafood risotto perfectly.

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