EXCEPTIONAL TERRIOR AND MICRO-CLIMATES IN PASO ROBLES
(for those of you who are either number or sports freaks, that’s 63% Bordeaux, 37% Rhone). It is the highest percentage of Bordeaux varieties within The Big Game ever. And as every year, The Big Game is the most complex of our blends. The Big Game is not about oomph! or about intensity. It is about the layering of aromas and flavors. It is about going back to the glass again and again and again. And about finding new aromas and flavors every time. It is about hues and details. It is about a fruit salad in the nose! Such a medley of aromas! They gain intensity and depth in the second half of the inhalation. Even better, in the second and third thirds! (I can’t explain why some wines show different aromatics as you take more air into your lungs). A little note of smoke and charred meats adds a savory component that keeps it interesting. In the palate, the fruit medley is revealed as promised by the aromas. Reality in line with the hints of the nose. There’s freshness and vibrancy plus the savory also promised by the nose. It stays all together and harmonious throughout a very, very, very long finish.