Medium bodied, it shows a fruit precision and super Tuscan flavor profile reminiscent of preserved tart cherries and tiny mountain strawberries with savory aromas of violets and dried rose petals. Finishing accents of sweet tomato paste and aged balsamic invite a second taste. Best enjoyed now for its vibrant extroverted flavors, its youthful ardor will evolve.
End Post is made by Adelaida Vineyard & Winery, located in the northwest corridor of the Paso Robles AVA, an elevated mountainous sub-region known as the Adelaida District at 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Vintage 2016 ushered in plentiful rains, a long awaited break from the past 4 years of drought. Vines showed substantial vigor calling for extra attention to control the exuberant growth, balancing foliage to fruit set. The key summer ripening season brought initial cooler temperatures leading to a warm finishing flourish of September sun. A historically early harvest was marked by aromatic intensity at modest alcohol levels and a flavor profile emphasizing juiciness and savory complexity. Sourced exclusively from the Paso Robles AVA the wine emphasizes the graceful side of Cabernet Sauvignon.