December 3, 2013

Paso Robles is Breaking Bad!





Paso Robles is Breaking Bad!

We are trailbalzing a path with "flair", recognized by Wine Enthusiast magazine by giving Paso the title of Wine Region of the Year - a distinction held in the past, by regions such as Rhone Valley in France and Ribera del Duero in Spain. A distinction that has been accepted by Paso with great pride, and utmost humility.

It is no small honor! In this year's Wine Region of the Year category, we were up against Walla Walla Valley in Washington State, Douro Valley in Portugal, Rias Baixas in Spain and Stellenbosch in South Africa.

“Non-traditional blends flourish in our region,” explains Christopher Taranto, communications director for Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “Why this is important is that other regions look to abide by the traditional paradigm of Bordeaux grapes with Bordeaux grapes, Rhone with Rhone. Paso has defined itself as a region that breaks those rules.”
We recently had a European visitor who was befuddled (putting it politely) that we blended our Syrah and Grenache with Tempranillo for Rising Tempo. Amy Butler, our winemaker, happened to be in the tasting room. When he asked her the reasoning behind the blend, she simply said: because it was the right thing to do for the grapes!

LXV's Crimson Jewel, with Sangiovese and Petite Sirah, was probably coup de foudre for him! (Means bolt of lightning OR Love at first sight !)

Wine Enthusiast declared that “this California region has reinvigorated itself with new blood, creativity and rapidly improving wines.” 

LXV Wine is proud to be all that! 

(Image : LXV Chenin Blanc grapes on dry ice)

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About LXV : LXV is a premium California Wine, inspired by the 64 arts of KamaSutra. Every release of LXV presents a unique blend, showcased by an art of KamaSutra. The anchor of each label is the portrait of an artist and their philosophy on art and sensuality. 
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November 12, 2013

Paso Robles: "Wine Region of the Year" for the world...

... a slice of India for me!



I was excited to wake up to the fabulous news that Paso Robles was announced Wine Region of the year by Wine spectator, but I was more amazed by the pride and ownership I felt as LXV Wine.


Paso Robles reminds me of India… maybe because of the relationship people have with the earth and with each other. There is an intimacy in the ecosystem in Paso Robles. And that expresses itself in the grapes, in the winemaking, and ultimately in the fine wines of this region.


Boutique wines are probably the only business where your product is judged – “Where are your vineyards?” “Was it cold soaked?” “Can we drink it yet?" – as much as you are - “Why are you here?” “What is your life philosophy?” “Are you really Indian!”


Yet, you wake up every morning wondering: “Who am I going to meet today?” “Will they love the Syrah barrel sample as much as the people at Garagiste?”


It is a business that defies logic in the mornings, when passion is invigorated by a good Rhone induced sleep.


Wine Enthusiast had this to say about Paso Robles “This California region has reinvigorated itself with new blood, creativity and rapidly improving wines.”


LXV Wine is proud to be all that ! 


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About LXV : LXV is a premium California Wine, inspired by the 64 arts of KamaSutra. Every release of LXV presents a unique blend, showcased by an art of KamaSutra. The anchor of each label is the portrait of an artist and their philosophy on art and sensuality. 
530.763.3821
www.lxvwine.com 
info@lxvwine.com

January 16, 2013

LXV Wine's second release: A unique Sangiovese statement


Maniragakarajnana, the Art of Precious Stones


The brilliance of a precious stone is paralleled, perhaps, only by the beauty of the person who wears it. How can something so small and belonging to the dirt and coal, cast such a spell? I believe it has much to do with the rarity of the stone, than its existence. The same is to be said about grace and beauty. There are many beautiful people who capture our attention, but those with grace are the ones that capture our hearts.


Introducing "Crimson Jewel  , LXV's graceful second release inspired by the 39th KamaSutra art of "Maniragakarajnana", the Art of Precious Stones.


Crimson Jewel, the wine

To work with a brilliant winemaker, right from the get go, has been an honor for LXV. To create Crimson Jewel, winemaker Amy Butler created a brilliant  Sangiovese, and cast it in a rare setting of Petite Sirah. A unique blend of 75% Sangiovese and 25% Petite Sirah, the Crimson Jewel offers up a generous, fruit-driven nose and lively yet full-bodied palate. Sangiovese's rustic tendencies are polished by the unabashed lushness of the Petite Sirah to create a multi-faceted wine that shines first in the glass, then in the complex clarity of the nose, and finally shows depth and elegance on the palate.

Rhiannon Griego, the artist

The label features the portrait of Berkeley jewelry designer, Rhiannon Griego, wearing her own creation of chains that adorn the sensuous d├ęcolletage, with  a brilliant blue stone that pays homage to what matters most, the heart. This is what she says on the back label : "I drift through visions of times when desert dwellers craft talisman's and artisan's carve cameo's on the shores of ancient cities.  The beauty of ritual adornment inspires and moves through me as I translate the language of jewels." 
Rhiannon's artistic endeavor can be further appreciated at: http://ghostdancercollection.com/




Adorned with a Silver Medal from the San Francisco Chronicle, Crimson Jewel is a wine made for lovers and their fantasies. 
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To buy Crimson Jewel: bit.ly/XeHJKR
About LXV : LXV is a premium California Wine, inspired by the 64 arts of KamaSutra. Every release of LXV presents a unique blend, showcased by an art of KamaSutra. The anchor of each label is the portrait of an artist and their philosophy on art and sensuality. 
530.763.3821
www.lxvwine.com 
info@lxvwine.com