When I come across an interesting, small production wine, you can be pretty sure it is coming home with me. This is exactly what happened when I stopped by a local wine store last week. A bottle of Paydirt 2010 Proprietary Red got my attention and ended up in the seat next to me on the drive home (still corked of course!).
Paydirt Wines is a project out of Paso Robles from Mac Myers and Patrick McNeil. The 2010 Proprietary Red is a blend of Grenache, Zinfandel, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Petite Syrah with 1/3 whole cluster fermentation. Aged for 18 months, this wine has 14.5% alcohol and can be picked up for around $30 a bottle.
Lush aromas of dark and red fruit dominate the nose. The palate is rich and ripe with tastes of blackberry, licorice, blueberry and spice. Bold, indulgent and a great representation of Paso Robles.
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with casual food such as burgers, lamb chops or pizza.
My Wine Rating – B