HARVEST NOTES
The 2017 vintage began with reasonable weather throughout bloom and set. During the sizing phase, we experienced very warm weather that affected berry growth on many varietals. In mid-September, while harvest slowed due to moderate temperatures, the prolonged ripening period maintained vine balance and high fruit quality. Overall, the 2017 vintage delivered yields slightly below normal while upholding our desired fruit characteristics and quality.
WINEMAKING NOTES
The varietals in this Red Blend are harvested and fermented individually by vineyard lots and thenbarrels into American oak barrels. The lots were racked twice during barrel ageing, blended together and put into 65% New American oak barrels for an additional 3 months. Just prior to bottling the wine is filtered. The 2017 Paso Quest Red Wine was aged for a total of 18 months in oak, blended in Spring of 2019 and bottled in May of 2019.
TASTING NOTES
This 2017 Quest Bordeaux blend displays a beautiful creamy menthol nose with hints of sweet coco. These aromas continue through the palette and evolve intorich flavors of dark chocolate and crisp mint;the result of being aged in American Oak barrels. As the flavor evolves on the palette, the soft supple tannins melt away leaving evergreen notes that linger long past the initial sip.
  • Vintage

    2017

  • Varietal

    Red Blend

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Alcohol

    14.5%