This Paso Robles Red comes to us from winemaker Anthony Yount, who is also the founding winemaker for Juan Mercado of Realm Cellars’ newest winery endeavor, Riise Wine, also in Paso Robles. This unique Red is comprised of Grenache, Syrah, Graciano and Clairette Blanche and comes from Anthony’s own 7.5-acre vineyard located in York Mountain AVA in west Paso Robles wine region. It rests at 1800 feet above the Pacific Ocean between the towns of Cambria and Templeton, and boasts an incredibly diverse set of soil profiles, including rocky limestone, clay, and sand. Rainfall is almost four times that of the nearby town of Paso Robles, allowing them to dry farm many of their vines. “Exotic aromas of black cherry, cracked pepper, and orange zest soar from the glass. The palate boasts scintillating flavors of blackberry, lavender, cocoa powder, and Pamplona chorizo. The surprisingly rich midpalate seamlessly transitions, with just the right amount of tannins, into a persistent and elegant finish. 410 cases were produced.