Nov 22, 2015

#WW Hammersky Estate Grown Cabernet 2010

This week the bottle of wine that was a clear stand out, and worthy of some time at the keyboard was an elegant seductress from HammerSky Vineyards in the west side hills of Paso Robles. HammerSky Vineyards is, in fact, pouring some of the most intriguing wines found in Paso Robles. Vineyard owners, Doug and Kim Hauck, have moved away from red Rhône wines in favor of Bordeaux-centric, small lot, handcrafted wines of serious enjoyment. The wine is only one of a number of special things here. Originally from Newport Beach, Doug and Kim (who named the winery after their sons, Hamilton and Skyler) first made the beautiful old farmhouse on the property their own personal escape.

They then realized it would be an ideal hideaway for others who long to slow down and spend time among the vineyards. Guests can book nights in the amazingly beautiful farmhouse, which sleeps up to six people. There’s also a lovely and romantically charming renovated barn in the back, ideal for intimate weddings, family gatherings or perhaps a WineWalkabout tasting event among the vines.

The wine - HammerSky Estate Grown Cabernet 2010
100% HammerSky Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Adalaida / Willow Creek AVA

With a purple rim and stained legs. Aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, hints of cinnamon and vanilla bean. With a medium body that has rich textures of black raspberry, cherry and plum tart flavors with hints of mocha, vanilla and licorice. Seamless tannins nuanced with black fruit, wild berry black pepper and nutmeg unfold throughout the savory long sexy finish.

This is a nicely balanced and seductive wine that is impossible to stop drinking until the bottle is empty. If you are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary Cab, give this bottle a try. 56 cases were made and so finding one may be difficult. Not to worry HammerSky has made more and so try some of the current releases and find your new favorite wine. This wine earned a rating of 8 and **.

This elegant, rich and complex wine comes from a low-yielding vineyard that produced just 2.5 tons per acre, and the classy label even shows the amount of fog days.

The tasting room is open Thursday-Sunday or by appointment and the farmhouse is rented year-round. Doug and Kim Hauck, along with the friendly staff welcome you and invite you to indulge in their elegant romance that is HammerSky Vineyards.

Happy Wine Adventures,

This bottle of wine was given to us last year when having a tasting as a gift.

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