2017 Fiesta Red

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2017 Fiesta Red
2017 Fiesta Red

A Wine for the celebration of harvest! Let your taste buds enjoy the colorful flavors of our favorite reds, artfully combined to create a festive mood and joyous atmosphere. The label artist, Sharon Sobraske, combines a splash of color in perfect harmony with this jubilant blend of wines. It is sure to give you something to crow about!

Full and complex: cedar, berries, and savory.

Tasting notes

In a full and round palate, earthy flavors of black cherry, blueberry, and cured meats flow into a lengthy finish with substantial tannins, black pepper, and black currants. Pairs well with many kinds of dishes, but especially barbecue and savory dishes with or without seasoning.

VarietalRed Blend
Varietal Composition58% Tempranillo, 27% Merlot, 15% Syrah
AppellationPaso Robles
VineyardPomar Junction and Brohaugh
Acid0.68 TA G/L Average
Aging 3 Months used oak
Residual Sugar0.31%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date06/08/2018
Cases Produced235
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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