My Wine Of The Week for September 20-October 5 is the 2007 Edward Sellers Vineyards and Wines Cognito.
Edward Sellers Vineyards and Wines is an eponymous artisan winery producing small lots of Rhone varietal wines, from their 30-acre vineyard in Paso Robles. Ed, who is an entrepreneur, sailor, and pilot, and his wife “discovered” Paso Robles in 2003, and instantly fell in love with the place.
I was introduced to Edward Sellers in 2010 when I attended the annual California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara. Ed was pouring his wines at the Friday night “Sunset Rare And Reserve Wine Tasting”. I distinctly remember his wines standing head and shoulders above the rest that evening. We made it a point to drop in his tasting room, which at the time was in downtown Paso, on our way back to the Bay Area. That’s when I purchased a couple of bottles of this wine (and a few others). Last year, after attending the same wine festival, again we made it a point to drop in at his tasting room off West Highway 46.
Paso Robles has made a name for itself, especially for Rhône varietals. According to edwardsellers.com:
It is Paso Robles’s climate, soils and vineyard diversity that makes Paso Robles ideally suited for growing the Rhône varieties of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc.
This is wine a blend of
My tasting note follow:
Nearly opaque violet color with aromatic briary, liquered mixed berry and white pepper aromas. On palate, it’s full-bodied, fruity, intense, with a smooth mouthfeel, good acidity and ripe mixed berry, black cherry, black currant flavors. Med long finish. 40% Mourvèdre/25% Zinfandel/19% Syrah/16% Grenache. 14.3% alcohol. Production 640 cases
The Wine Geek Stuff:
Alcohol: 14.6% alcohol.
Varietal(s): 40% Mourvèdre, 25% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah, 15% Grenache
Cooperage: 18 months in 100% Neutral French Oak
Cases produced: 640
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- Wine of the Week: 2008 Edward Sellers Vineyard and Wines Estate Blanc (enofylzwineblog)