|The note from Nat was 'just bottled on 4/28 Save for a bit". So we did.|
We always look forward to trying new wines. We also love to receive wines in the mail unsolicited. Whats more is both of these things are made even better when we... woah! Getting ahead of ourselves.We finally go together to drink these wine and see how they stack up. Lets start by telling you what we received from Midnight Cellars in Paso Robles..
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 50% Syrah 40% Zinfandel 10% Merlot AVA Paso Robles, CA SOIL TYPES Sandy Loam TECHNICAL NOTES Alcohol 14.7% Residual Sugar 0.80% Titratable Acidity 0.778 pH 3.11 CASE PRODUCTION 2400
Easy to access with a screw cap has a nice and bright red fruit nose which carries right onto the palate where the red fruit is joined by purple and blue fruits with a medium palate weight and a nice clean finish with soft tannin's. This is a lovely drinking wine that drinks way above its price point and before you know it the bottle is empty and you are looking for more. This is a great midweek wine that will go with all kinds of food and at a price that will not make you hesitate to open that second bottle. A **** wine with a solid six plus that you will enjoy anytime.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100% Cabernet Franc AVA El Pomar District Paso Robles, CA SOIL TYPES Limestone & Shale TECHNICAL NOTES Alcohol 14.1% Residual Sugar 0.02 Titratable Acidity .620 pH 3.45 CASE PRODUCTION 135.
As we gave our taste pour a good sniff well looked up and smiled. This is one lovely Cab Franc that gives off lovely red raspberry and black cherry on the nose. The palate is sublimely infused with flavors of raspberry, cranberry and ripe strawberry on the palate. Soft yet solid flavor, this wine has a light palate weight and well-integrated tannin's. A *** wine that scores a solid 7.
Last but not least was the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon "Nebula" We love a good Cabernet and this example from Midnight Cellars does not disappoint. VARIETAL COMPOSITION 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot AVA Paso Robles, CA SOIL COMPOSITION Limestone & Shale CASE PRODUCTION 815 ACCOLADES 90 Points - Vinous TECHNICAL NOTES Alcohol 15.6% Residual Sugar 0.05% Titratable Acidity 0.679 pH 3.47.
Purple, black fruit and oak on the nose with black and blue fruit with tobacco and cedar on the palate. With medium to full body weight with nice balance and structure that lingers nicely on the finish with well-rounded tannin's. A *** wine that rates a 7.
As we consumed these lovely wines we realized we have never been to Midnight Cellars in Paso Robles. We know its hard to believe. That being said we were impressed enough we will be paying them a visit in the near future to discover what other wines they have.
Happy Tasting Adventures,