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Peachy Canyon Winery Westside 2017

America, California Wine
91 VI

Powerful Zinfandel blend of estate and neighboring vineyards showcasing multiple mountain micro-climes.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Paso Robles
Producer Peachy Canyon Winery
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 77% Zinfandel, 8% Primitivo, 8% Alicante Bousquet, 7% Petite Sirah
¥4,180  (incl. tax)

Powerful Zinfandel blend of estate and neighboring vineyards showcasing multiple mountain micro-climes.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Paso Robles
Producer Peachy Canyon Winery
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 77% Zinfandel, 8% Primitivo, 8% Alicante Bousquet, 7% Petite Sirah
Production

Viticulture

The fruit for Westside is mainly from Peachy Canyon’s estate vineyards with some additional fruit sourced from premium neighboring vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles.

Vinification

The fruit is carefully hand-sorted prior to fermentation, where the cap is then managed by hand punch-downs and gentle pump-overs. After pressing, the wine is racked in to a blend of French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels where it is aged for 16 months.

Composition: 77% Zinfandel, 8% Primitivo, 8% Alicante Bousquet, 7% Petite Sirah

 

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Pale garnet, bordering on brick. Extremely balanced, with light grainy tannins, nice length and a full body. A spicy nose of bay leaves, rose petals, white pepper, coriander and anise opens up to a mouth full of raspberry brambles and strawberry-rhubarb pie. Accented with hints of ripe stone- fruit, red currants, and vanilla.

Press
91Vinous
Producer

Producer Description

Zinfandel Specialists of Paso Robles

Peachy Canyon Winery is a family-owned and operated winery in Paso Robles, on California’s Central Coast.  Founded by Doug and Nancy Beckett in 1988, and considered one of Paso Robles’ earliest 10 wineries, Peachy Canyon has long been praised as a producer of award-winning California wines that epitomize respect for terroir and dedicated winemaking.  With our exemplary Zinfandels, Peachy Canyon was instrumental in establishing Paso Robles’ reputation as a key California wine region.

 
Today, Peachy Canyon Winery is managed by 2nd-generation owners, Josh and Jake Beckett, who spent their childhood in the vineyard and winery alongside their parents, Doug and Nancy.  During their decades long career path in the industry, the brothers recognized an opportunity for more unorthodox brands in the market.  In 2004, they took a leave from Peachy Canyon to create their own brand, Chronic Cellars.  Through shrewd marketing and remarkable quality wines, they built Chronic Cellars to 17,000 cases before selling to Winery Exchange in 2014 and subsequently completing the five-year buyout agreement in early 2019.  Promptly thereafter, Josh and Jake returned to Peachy Canyon Winery to relieve their parents of the daily operations and responsibilities of the family business.
 
Although Peachy Canyon has historically been known as a Zinfandel house, a full 40% of what is planted today is Rhone and Bordeaux variety based.  Josh and Jake recently acquired some new vineyards. The family now cultivates 102 acres planted on Paso’s westside, all within the 3 most coveted sub Ava’s:  Willow Creek, Adelaida and the Templeton Gap.  Future plantings will include Zinfandel, Rhone and Bordeaux varieties as the brothers are interested in continuing to develop their production of Estate wines and blends.  Beginning with the 2019 vintage, Peachy Canyon will use fruit exclusively from its 102 acres of family-owned, estate vineyards in Paso Robles.
 

 

 

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.3%
Product Code PC171355
UPC 603012000039