2010 The Paring Red Blend
currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, red fruit, strawberry, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit and blueberry
currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, mocha, vanilla, spice box and dark fruit
Hand's down, one of our most exciting red blends from California in this price point. At just $24.98 per bottle, this is a blockbuster discovery!
He's worked for Staglin in Napa and Craggy Range in New Zealand. Now, winemaker Matt Dees makes the wines for Jonata and The Paring, the red blend of which is featured here!
A delicious blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and the rest Cab Franc, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Syrah.
Walk through the California Cabernet and blend section at Wine Library and you will most likely find one of our consultants with a bottle of the Paring red blend in their hands. One of our more exciting discoveries from California in recent memory, this wine comes from some of the biggest names in the region. Owned by the same ownership as Screaming Eagle, the wine is made by Matt Dees. If you are not already familiar with Matt, read on.
"Armed with a degree in soils science from the University of Vermont and vintages at Staglin in Napa, California and Craggy Range in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, Matt has an intrinsic feel for wine, from dirt to glass." - Winery notes on Matt Dees
Think back to the last $25 red wine you bought from California that really made you stand up and say "Wow"! This wine without question will do just that. As the summer months roll on, there are several great California Cabs and red blends that always sell very well. We can't urge you enough ... instead of grabbing the same wine this time, grab a few bottles of this!! This wine delivers so much more than anyone would expect in this price point. When you take into account the history of the Winemaker, and the fact that this is in fact the second label of Jonata, a winery that is red hot right now and sells for 2 times the price, you will quickly see why we are so excited.
Bottom line, this wine is delicious. Who doesn't love a great red blend? Something that is not too heavy but has enough complexity and layers to keep wine lovers coming back for glass after glass as the wine continues to evolve.
More about this winery:
Made from the vineyard blocks that are either too young or don’t fit into the vintage style of the highly acclaimed Jonata wines—The Paring is essentially a "chip off the old block ... Vineyard experimentation is key; select vineyard sites are explored, and farmed to our rigorous standards. If and when they show us what we’re looking for, we bottle them."
More about this wine:
"Alluring and lifted nose of Chambordlike black fruit laced with fresh spice and mint nuances. Garigue aromas of Provence herb and dust in the sun. With air it opens to reveal a combination of fresh herbs, dried bay leaves, smoke, balsamic and black cherry notes. Subtle aromas of orange zest, clove and savory notes arise in the background. Powerful flooding attack of sweet and rich black fruit. The enveloping tannins are reminiscent of dark chocolate as they coat the palate with a cacao-like sensation and lead to a lasting finish dominated by the essence of blackberries. Dense, chewy and balanced, it represents the best of the cool climate brightness and structural intensity of the 2010 vintage." - Winemakers notes.