Ancient Peaks 2017 Oyster Ridge Red Blend Wine 750ml
The 2017 Oyster Ridge exemplifies Paso Robles’ growing renown as an elite region for Cabernet Sauvignon. The aroma profile presents a captivating intermingling of red fruits, blueberry and black currant with accents of mint, forest floor and toasted oak. An extravagantly deep palate cascades with luxurious layers of blackberry, boysenberry, black olive, chocolate, tobacco and cedar, all underpinned by hints of eucalyptus and baking spice. A plush, seamless texture exhibits a sleek sense of minerality, while firm, chewy tannins add a powerful touch to a seemingly endless finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 10%, Malbec 5%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Merlot 1%
TP 94 Tasting Panel
Calcium-rich soils and white oyster fossils from ancient sea beds proliferate in the vineyard that produces this special cuvée; a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, and smaller portions of Malbec, Cab Franc, and Merlot, the 2017 vintage shines. Exemplary aromatics of violets, chocolate, and dates fill the air, and on the palate, an explosion of plum and blackberry is reined in by slate and dusty, firm tannins. Its generous mouthfeel, bold personality, and persistent fruity-floral perfume prove its world-class status.Aged 23 months in 95% French and 5% American oak barrels.
WE 93 Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of black plum, sandalwood, coffee, tea and smoked teriyaki show on the savory nose of this blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. The palate shows meatier tones of smoked beef, hoisin sauce and cracked pepper, with a caramelized finish.
WW 91 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2017 Ancient Peaks Oyster Ridge Red Blend is dense and attractive with excellent balance and style. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings a basketful of ripe boysenberries and blackberries in its aromas and flavors. Pair it with a spit-roasted, rosemary, and garlic-infused leg of lamb. (Tasted: August 25, 2020, San Francisco, CA)