Smokescreen 2016

Tasting Notes

Our 2016 Chemist is a unique blend of GSM plus Petite Sirah. It is a full- bodied wine that has an inky, vibrant purple/blue color and offers purity and focus in a rich, layered and balanced wine. Loads of dark berries, mocha, espresso, plum, graphite all open up effortlessly in the glass and leads to a long silky finish.

Vineyards & Winemaking

We blend together grapes from some of the best vineyards throughout Paso Robles to make The Chemist into an elegant yet bold and complex wine. Paso Robles has a greater day-to-night temperature swing than any other appellation in California, distinct microclimates, diverse soils and a long growing season that makes this wine rich and concentrated. The Chemist is aged in French oak barrels, 30% which are new.

Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah

Appellation: Paso Robles

Alcohol Content: 14.5%

Barrel Description: French barrels 30% new

Cellar Potential: 10-12 years

Winemakers: Paul Johnson, Gary Galleron 

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Fifty Row 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Image

Another 95 pt. plus vintage and the great fruit from the Alice Block has produced a 2016 Cabernet that is our best to date. It has the typical expression of the area and is instantly recognized with its distinctive Rutherford dust. Deep garnet in color with aromas of jammy blackberries and opulent dark plum while oak influences of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove round up the nose. The palate is supple, lush and voluptuous with flavors of black currant, tobacco, plum and dark chocolate, concluding with a lengthy, fruity finish 

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