Varietals: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Petite Syrah, 2% Syrah
2013 was a near textbook growing season for the Central Coast. A mild winter with slightly below average rainfall lead to a warm, sunny summer with no major heat spikes to report.The pleasant weather encouraged healthy vines and steady growth, ultimately resulting in an outstanding lineup of some of the most varietally accurate and delectable wines we have ever produced.
The Central Coast AVA is one of the largest and most important grape growing regions in California. Its boundaries stretch from Santa Barbara County in the south, all the way up to San Francisco in the north. While the coastal areas are well suited to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the warmer inland regions are tailor-made for Cabernet Sauvignon and its Bordeaux compatriots. The fruit for this wine came from vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. Eos Estate was one of the first fully solar powered wineries in California.
The warm, sun-drenched days Paso Robles is known for during the summer growing season bring out the dark fruit flavors and rich aromas Eos aims for in their Cabernets. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, cherry and cigar box dominate the nose and are met with soft tannins and a full palate. Try decanting this for about 30 minutes before serving.