About 2015 Peachy Canyon Para Siempre Bordeaux:
Para Siempre is a timeless blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot.
On the palate mint, rhubarb, blueberry, blackberry, currants, cherries, sweet oak, and clove. Has bright tannins.
The nose on this blend is inviting, somewhere between hot blackberry pie and coffee-crusted beef roast. Those elements persist on the soft palate as well, which is not overly complicated but quite nice, with blueberry and cocoa emerging as well.
Peachy Canyon’s vineyards are farmed using sustainable practices. They compost all byproducts from the winery and reintroduce it to our soils every other year. They also grow barley in between our vine rows to help prevent erosion during the winter months. In the spring the vineyard mows and then in Fall, they plant cover crops made up of oats, vetch, peas and legumes in between vine rows. During the growing year they use aggressive canopy management practices to minimize the risk of mildew which in turn reduces the need to spray. Weed control is done mostly by hand.
Water conservation is a huge factor in sustainable farming as well. Peachy Canyon strategically waters each vineyard block throughout the growing season allowing them to maximize the quality of the fruit, minimize water waste and reduce runoff. An added bonus to the water conservation program is that it reduces the use of electricity, another factor in sustainable farming. Pests are managed by introducing beneficial insects such as ladybugs, lacewings, and praying mantis. The vineyard sprays organic stylet oil to manage our leaf hoppers, (the most common insect pest in the growing area). Nets are used to keep birds from consuming the crops, and traps are used to control gopher populations.
Harvest Date: 10/13/2016
31% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot
About The Winery:
Peachy Canyon is a family-owned and operated winery in beautiful Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast; near Hearst Castle and Big Sur. Founded by Doug and Nancy Beckett in 1988, Peachy Canyon has long been praised as a producer of award winning California wines that exemplify respect for terroir and dedicated winemaking. Zinfandel has long been Peachy Canyon’s flagship varietal—oftentimes with multiple vineyard designates in production. These red Zinfandels range from elegant and restrained to fruit forward, each an exemplary call to its own terroir. With these exemplary Zins Peachy Canyon has been instrumental in establishing Paso Robles’ reputation as a key California wine region.
Peachy Canyon consists of five estate vineyards properties, all on the west side of Paso Robles. These vineyards, while relatively close together, range widely in terroir and allow their winemaking team the opportunity to showcase the range of Paso Robles’ microclimates.
Although Zinfandels dominate the tasting menu, you will find Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Viognier and more available to sample, including a series of premium Bordeaux-style wines that highlight Paso Robles’ bucolic vineyard terrain. These wines are epitomized by Peachy’s Para Siempre, a top-tier Bordeaux blend based in Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and Ms Behave, a rich multi-award winning Malbec.
Peachy Canyon has been ranked in the top 100 wines in the world by Wine Spectator magazine, and its many wines have been ranked with 90-point-plus scores, often for multiple vintages.