Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, we’re proud to feature our 2017 Paso Robles Zinfandel from Benito Dusi Ranch, a wine we’ve been producing since 1967.
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Deep garnet color. Black cherry and plum fruit aromas, pepper spice, and toasted oak. Ripe cherry fruit entry, medium-full bodied, rich tannins, with lively acidity. Long spicy finish. EB (12/18)
Three miles south of the town of Paso Robles, within the Templeton Gap district
Benito Dusi’s Ranch is the only vineyard in the Central Coast Viticultural Area from which we source grapes. Our Monte Bello vineyards are in the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural Area which is not a part of the Central Coast. The 1967 vintage was our first wine from the Dusi Ranch. It was planted to zinfandel in 1922 which is unusual because Prohibition had started two years earlier. Purchased by Sylvester and Catarina Dusi in 1924, the property has been farmed since the 1940s by their son Benito, the owner.
92 Points – Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com
91 Points – Wine Spectator
91-93 Points – The Wine Advocate
This recipe for Grilled Hanger Steak Quesadillas with Blue Cheese & Caramelized Onions is the perfect easy and impressive dish for a casual summer get-together. Blue cheese is a delicious complement to Paso Robles’ bramble and spice.
Summer Party or Weekend Dinner on the Patio