CASS Winery "Backbone" Syrah 2019


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Alcohol: 14.5%

Grape(s): 100% Syrah

Localization: Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA

Tasting Notes: Medium body with dark berry fruit, cinnamon, and clove initially on the nose. After aeration, leather, rosemary, white pepper and anise open up. The palate is medium-bodied with additional nuances of chocolate, vanilla, and dark berries.

The Domain: In 2000 the CASS vineyard was among the first California vineyards to be entirely planted with ENTAV certified clones from France. The winery was established in 2005 by Co-owners Steve CASS and Ted Plemons and produce 10,000 cases of 100% estate wines annually. The vineyard is 145 planted acres and grows eleven different varietals. Although CASS is considered a Rhône house, over half the vineyard is planted in Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2007 CASS opened a café which is open seven days a week and features farm to table seasonal and artisan menu items.   

The CASS Estate Vineyard, located in the Geneseo AVA southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. Deposited over centuries, the diverse alluvial soils make for an expressive site that produces fruit of incredible quality. A long growing season of warm days and cool evenings give rise to vibrantly ripened fruit with dynamic flavor profiles that translate beautifully in your glass.

Making old-world, Cote du Rhone inspired wines, with fresh California fruit.