SAVANT is a blend of syrah and cabernet sauvignon, the two varieties that we feel grow best in Paso Robles. The warm weather of Paso Robles produces syrah rich in texture and soft in tannin structure, resulting in very early approachability. Barrel fermentation of the syrah incorporates the flavors of the new French oak as quickly as possible, and also helps integrate the fruit and mid-palate weight of the variety. Reserve quality cabernet sauvignon is used to give the blend a bit of structure, age ability, and length on the finish. Tasting Notes:
Color: Deep purple, solid to the rim. Glossy and concentrated. Aroma: Big, deep blackberry and cassis notes, a dollop of ink, and a slight anise note dominate the syrah drive. Slight lead-pencil and woodsy aromas emerge from the solid cabernet sauvignon presence. Palate: Blockbuster density and ripe black fruit with a satisfying palate intensity with dry long flavors framed by savvy-spicy syrah barrel maturation and cabernet sauvignon structure.