Wine List

San Vicente Cellars Viognier

2010 Viognier

100% Westside Paso Robles fruit sourced from the Bella Collina Vineyard. Wines made from these grapes have been winning awards every year. This fruit was harvested relatively late in the season and was then fermented to dryness and stored in stainless steel tanks for eight months to highlight this Rhone varietal’s natural aromatic and fruity character.

$26 / 750 ml

San Vicente Cellars Sophia Rose

2009 Tannat

This rare varietal is typically grown in the Southwest France where it produces big tannic wines. It is used to beef up weaker Cabs and is very rarely ever bottled on its own. Tannat has found a sweet spot in Paso Robles which produces a softer, more fruit foward style of wine, worthy to highlighted on its own. A soft entry followed by a big burst of mid-palate fruit with a spicy finish reminiscent of clove on the back end. This wine will age well for years.

$25 / 750 ml

San Vicente Cellars Sophia Rose

2009 Thompson Syrah

This wine features 100% Thompson Syrah which is famed for their Estrellas River Clone that produces an earthy, spice driven wine with hints of both white and black pepper. Wines produced from this vineyard are known to age for years with additional layers of complexity gradually appearing. This vintage went through a process the French call "saignée" which is bleeding off some of the juice after crush to further concentrate the flavors.

$28 / 750 ml

San Vicente Cellars Syrah, San Stefano's Blend

2009 Syrah, San Stefano's Blend

This blend features Syrah from three superb Santa Barbara County Vineyards. Premier Coastal (Syrah Noir Clone), Thompson Vineyard (Estrella River Clone) and Stolpman (Estrella River Clone). This wine has everything Syrah has to offer; dark and earthy with a subtle hint of spice and rasberry followed by smooth tannins. This wine will age well for several years to come but is very drinkable now.

$24 / 750 ml

San Vicente Cellars Tempranillo

2009 Sangiovese, Sanjojovese

A full bodied Super-Tuscan blend comprised of 75% Sangiovese, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Tannat. It has a very aromatic nose with fruit forward berry flavors that give way to subtle cherry-cola notes followed by firm tannins. This is a blend of two Sangiovese grapes sources from the McGourty Vineyard on the Westside of Paso Robles and Stolpman Vineyard fruit from Ballard Canyon in Santa Barbara County. The Cab and Tannat are bothe from the Bella Colina Vineyard on the Westside of Paso.

$22 / 750 ml

San Vicente Cellars Tempranillo

2009 Dulcinea, Red Wine

Unlike the character in "Don Quixote" this is no rough farmgirl but can best be described using the original Spanish context of the word as an "elegant sweetness". This is a perfect blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, with just a splash of Syrah done up in the Rioja style. I bottled half of my 2009 Tempranillo straight but seeing the potential of this blend I kept a couple of barrels in reserve to produce this blend.

$28 / 750 ml

San Vicente Cellars Tempranillo

2009 Syrah, Stolpman Vineyard

This wine completes my 2009 Syrah trilogy and is gradually becoming a favorite of mine. Sort of the "feminine" version of Sryah, with Thompson the more masculine, this one has a smooth curvacious appeal with a depth that gets more apparent with every sip. I fretted over this wine the most during aging but was happy to see it mature into this beauty.

$28 / 750 ml

San Vicente Cellars Tempranillo

2009 Sangiovese, McGourty Vineyard

After bottling the Sanjojovese Super-Tuscan blend, I wanted keep one barrel of the original McGourty Vineyard Sangiovese wine - just to see how it would turn out on its own. I was very pleased with the results, loaded with fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry with a nice soft tannin finish this wine is every bit the rival of the blend and seems more unrestrained on the palate.

$22 / 750 ml