Kiamie Wine Cellars 2005 Paso Robles Kiamie Kuvée
Only 250 Cases Produced
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Winner of "Bronze Medal" from the coveted San Francisco Chronicle's Wine Competition in its' inagural release, the 2005 Kiamie Kuvée brings charm, texture, fruit and meal friendly acid. HotCosts has a small allocation of their final inventory available for sale this week only.
Led by former Isocoles cult winemaker Steve Glossner, Kiamie’s focus is to source grapes from small-lot vineyards in Paso Robles.
Steve's winemaking experience in Paso Robles includes five years at Justin (his 1994 Isosceles was awarded the prestigious international Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Trophy for the best blended red wine), followed by winemaking at Adelaida Cellars. He brings the experience of producing both Rhône and Bordeaux varietals for these wineries to this new brand.
Kiamie's vision: to create truly distinctive blends not limited to a predefined wine style, but instead made from the best fruit Paso Robles has to offer.
Kiamie Kuvée is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 8% Malbec, 5% Zinfandel. The vineyard sources used in this blend are all from Westside Paso Robles, a region well-known for its calcareous soils which are more closely akin to the premium winegrowing areas of Europe than those commonly found in California. Produced entirely from small-lot fermentations, the wine received a full month of maceration prior to pressing, followed by eighteen to twenty months of barrel aging comprising 40% new oak from premier French and Hungarian cooperage houses.
Rich and juicy blackberry, plum and black cherry flavors with an integrated band of Oak. It has medium-soft tannins and a good long finish that never loses it tannin-acid balance. Fantastic now, it should continue to develop for at least 5 years.
The winery suggested we pair Boeuf Bourguignon with this red blend. The wine was smooth and well rounded enough to balance the Boeuf Bourguignon. This food pairing works especially well in an informal party setting.
Our mission is to provide unbiased opinions of the wine being offered. These notes come from up to 10 guests who tasted this wine in a blind tasting format (wine is concealed so their identity is unknown). Why this format? Tasting blind completely throws out any hype associated with a certain winery, style, price point, etc; it forces the taster to accept what is in the glass without any predetermined notions. Our guests utilize Robert Parker's Glossary of Wine Terms for their comments for consistency purposes. In addition, we utilize the wine aroma wheel to enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of wine flavor. Notes are posted on this wine during the tasting to ensure they accurately reflect the impressions.
|Blend||65 percent Roussanne and 35 percent Viognier|
|Appelation||Paso Robles Westside AVA Derby Vineyard|
|Harvest Dates||Through-out October, 2005|
|Sugar at Harvest||24.X degrees Brix|
|Fermentation||About 7 days with 2 punchdowns/day|
|Alcohol||14.75% by volume|
|Acidity||PH = 3.65, TA = 0.67|
The vineyard used in this blend is from Westside Paso Robles, a region well-known for its calcareous soils which are more closely akin to the premium winegrowing areas of Europe than those commonly found in California. Produced entirely from small-lot fermentations.
This wine exhibits a beautiful, golden hue. On the nose are expressions of white peach, beeswax and sweet vanilla bean. The palate is full and viscous giving the impression of sweetness, while remaining bone dry.