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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