2014 Train Wreck

2014 Train Wreck
2014 Train Wreck
Our premier blend, this complex wine contains the best fruit we harvest.  Experience complex waves of dark-red fruit, a blend of oak tannins, and a firm “Paso Robles” earthiness, as Train Wreck crashes into your palate.  The best barrels of single varietals are chosen then crafted into a fine wine which is unique each vintage.
Our Flagship Red Wine Blend - Our Winemaker's favorite barrels blended to perfection!
 
Best of Class at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2013 and 2015 Vintages.
Tasting notes
Blended from select reserve barrels, this wine has layers of flavors including black currants and dark stone fruits, with soft, velvety tannins. Perfect with a tender filet mignon or a variety of rich cheeses, such as Manchego, pecorino, parmesan or bleu.

 

 

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Vintage2014
Varietal Composition25% Petite Sirah, 22% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 15% Zinfandel, 8% Mourvèdre
AppellationPaso Robles
Acid6.2 g/L
PH3.57
Aging21 Months in 35% New Oak
Residual Sugar0.30%
Alcohol14.70%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/16/2016
Jim Shumate, Winemaker
 
A native of Southern California, Jim's first wine job was working in the barrel room at Meridian Vineyards, where his budding career was greatly influenced by legendary winemaker Chuck Ortman. After several vintages with Meridian as Senior Lab Technician and Senior Barrel Technician, Jim moved on to become Cellar Master and Consulting Winemaker at Templeton Wine Services (where he first met Pomar Junction CEO, Dana Merrill). From 1999 to 2008, this full-service processing facility afforded Jim the opportunity to work with a wide range of varietals, styles and volumes – from small, high-end lots to several-thousand-case productions.
 
While making wine for Templeton Wine Services, Jim was also busy working toward a degree in Enology at Cal Poly University. His involvement at Cal Poly eventually led to an invitation to develop and manage the Cal Poly pilot winery which opened in 2008. As Cellar Master, Winemaker, and Lecturer for the new campus winery, Jim instructed students on procedural operations of all winery equipment, demonstration of lab analysis and interpretation of results. Additionally, Jim co-taught advanced enology classes, operated and repaired all winemaking equipment, and established a new bottling line for the campus winery. After several vintages of hands-on teaching from fruit to bottling, Jim took the position of Winemaker at Pomar Junction in July 2011.
 
He lives in Paso Robles with his wife and children.
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