Our second Paderewski bottling is firing on all cylinders. I
backed off on the Syrah and used a lot more Mourvedre, and
added a new component, Tempranillo. Yes I know, we are crazy!
It's a Zinfandel/Mourvedre/Tempranillo/Syrah/Petite Sirah blend,
and it shows its terrior beautifully. What you get from this wine is
a taste of the Paderewski Vineyard. It is dark, brooding and
muscular, while at the same time jam packed with tons of sweet
fruits. There's even a spicy tannic side lurking in there,
underneath those fruit flavors. Thanks to the cool, long growing
season, it has a wonderful freshness and purity to it combined
with great underlying tannins.
Blend: 36% Zinfandel, 26% Mourvedre, 19% Tempranillo, 11% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah