2016 Brooster

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2016 Brooster
2016 Brooster
The “Brooster” is an ideal red wine for sipping alone or paired with a casual meal. Approachably priced and easily opened via the Stelvin screw cap, Brooster’s bright, colorful package is a big hit in restaurants. This style of wine is reminiscent of Zinfandel blends commonly produced before the days of “over the top” ripeness and high alcohol levels. It goes with many lighter foods that heavier red wines might overwhelm. It is sure to give you something to crow about!
Red cherry and plum flavors with just a hint of oak. Caramel, black pepper and a hint of minerality add complexity.
Tasting notes
Approachable red wine with notes of berries, caramel and spice.
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VarietalBrooster Blend
Varietal Composition47.58% Zinfandel, 25.02% Merlot, 24.93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.47% Petite Sirah
AppellationPaso Robles
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date08/03/2018
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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