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The Gaze Rose2012 Rose

We’re quite pleased with our second release of Dry Rosť which we call “The Gaze.” This wine, a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Zinfandel, is dry, has a nice, crisp mouthfeel and displays a pretty dark pink color.

The whimsical artwork on the label was commissioned by local artist Denise Braun-Bundy. It depicts a beautiful siren (mermaid.) According to lore, sirens were able to seduce passing sailors by hypnotizing them, then luring them into the sea -- at which time the siren would eat the unwitting sailors. Fear not, for seafarers and “land lubbers” alike face no risk when quaffing a chilled bottle of this wine.

The 2012 Vintage yielded only 201 cases.

Mataro2010 Mataro

Do you ever wonder if you’re pronouncing Mourvedre correctly when you’re chatting-up your favorite Rhone wines? In the tasting room, we’ve grown weary of hearing the question "How do you pronounce the M wine?" Just looking at the word might lead the reader to believe that it’s merely a random assortment of vowels and consonants. It's intimidating and clumsy to pronounce properly (even for francophiles!) Well, we've solved that problem – Behold, the 2010 Nadeau Family Vintners Mataro (Mataro is the Spanish name for what the French call Mourvedre.)

The Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2010 Mataro is a medium-bodied wine (91% Mataro and 9% Zinfandel) which offers dark fruit aromas and flavors married with a spice component which complements this wine and lends it more complexity. Soft-tannins and balanced acid make this Mourvedre a food-friendly wine -- ready to accompany a wide variety of fare. There’s just enough oak to increase complexity without compromising the fruitiness of this wine.

The 2010 Vintage yielded only 114 cases.

Mixed Black2010 Mixed Black

This full-bodied blend is comprised of 18% Zinfandel, 27% Petite Sirah, and 55% Grenache – all from our Estate-grown fruit.

This wine is quite a departure from previous Mixed Black bottlings as we’ve decreased the Petite Sirah percentage so as to yield a less tannic, more "food friendly" wine. American and European oak-aging has lent the 2010 Mixed Black soft oak tannins accompanied by subtle spice nuances.  This nicely-structured wine features a pleasant, round mouthfeel with bright fruit aromas and flavors.  The Grenache provides the blend with a slight earthiness and pepper character, while the Zinfandel in the blend really pulls the fruity raspberry notes forward, and the Petite Sirah lends its dark color and abundant soft tannins to the finished blend. This wine received plenty of oak aging time, so additional bottle aging isn’t necessary.

The 2010 Vintage yielded just under 113 cases.

Zinfandel - Billygoat2010 Zinfandel
"The Billygoat"

Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2010 “Billygoat” 100% Zinfandel is an expressive, exciting Zinfandel. Bold jammy aromas become bolt jammy flavors as the wine is tasted. Big dark-fruit aromas and flavors framed with a subtle hint of American Oak make this wine a big hit.

This is a bold wine, so it will stand up to some bold fare! Cajun blackened-fish, or Andouille sausage are potential playmates to this wine. Even difficult to pair foods like curry or Jamaican dishes can be mated with this brash Zinfandel. Use your imagination!

The 2010 Vintage yielded only 115 cases.

Zinfandel - Billygoat2010 Zinfandel
"The Bouncer"

The Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2010 “Bouncer” Zinfandel is a bold, full-bodied 100% Paso Robles Zin (95% from the 2010 vintage and 5% from the 2012 vintage) with only the faintest of oak nuances. Appealing spice and aggressive fruit aromas and flavors are accompanied by a round mouth feel and appropriate acidity.

The 2010 Vintage yielded 114 cases of this wine.

Zinfandel - Billygoat2010 Zinfandel
"The Epic"

The Nadeau Family Vintners' 2010 "Epic" Zinfandel is a brash, full-bodied 100% Zin with some distinct pepper and spice notes. Big, jammy fruit aromas and flavors framed with a subtle hint of American Oak make this wine a definite standout.

The 2010 Vintage yielded only 110 cases.

Zinfandel - The Pirate2009 Grenache

The red wines of the southern Rhone Valley inspired the Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2009 100% Grenache.  The grapes for the Grenache came from vineyards on the cooler “west-side” of the Paso Robles appellation. 

French oak barrel-aging has lent the 2009 Grenache lovely, soft oak tannins accompanied by subtle toasty-oak nuances.  This wine will continue to develop wonderful bottle bouquet over the next few years.

Serve this medium-bodied wine with spicy and moderately hearty fare.  This Grenache suits freshly grilled veggies, lamb, mild sausage (from the grill) as well as a variety of cheeses, etc.  Eggplant Parmesan would certainly be a great match!

The 2009 Vintage yielded just 80 cases.

Zinfandel - The Bouncer2009 Petite Sirah

The Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2009 100% Petite Sirah is an approachable, appealing offering. The Petite Sirah grape typically yields wine which is quite dark, yet offers an appealing fruitiness. In this bottling, layers of fruit mingle with well-integrated oak, making this a wonderful wine to accompany strong cheeses and robust fare.


The 2009 Vintage yielded only 90 cases.

RVR2009 RVR
Paso Robles

This medium-bodied blend - comprised of 35% Grenache, 50% Mourvedre, and a bit of Syrah (15%) - is inspired by the wines crafted in the Southern Rhone Valley of France.

This elegantly-structured wine features a pleasant, round mouthfeel with dark fruit aromas and flavors. French and American oak barrel-aging has given the 2009 RVR subtle oak tannins accompanied by a variety of spice nuances. The Grenache provides the blend with an earthiness and pepper character, and the Syrah in the blend really pulls the dark stone fruit notes forward. The Mourvedre lends its dark color and abundant soft tannins to the finished blend. This wine will certainly benefit from several years in the cellar.

We enjoy this wine with lamb and other moderately-spiced protein. For Veggie lovers, eggplant cutlets with a tomato/basil sauce would be complemented by this wine very nicely.

The 2009 Vintage yielded just 81 cases.

Zinfandel - Billygoat2009 Zinfandel
"The Billygoat"

Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2009 “Billygoat” Zinfandel is an expressive, exciting 100% Zinfandel.  This brash Zinfandel is bound to appeal to those Zin lovers who enjoy our bold Zins like the “The EPIC” and the “Critical Mass.”  Big fruit aromas and flavors framed with a subtle hint of American Oak make this wine a big hit.

The 2009 Vintage yielded only 114 cases.

Zinfandel - Billygoat2009 Zinfandel
"Critical Mass"

The Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2009 Critical Mass Zinfandel is yet another big Nadeau 100% Zinfandel (95% 2009 vintage, 5% 2012 vintage) replete with raspberry and chocolate aromas. A subtle spiciness reminiscent of crushed black pepper complements the abundant fruitiness as does the American and French oak used in the aging of this wine. The pronounced black cherry/raspberry aromas follow through to the palate where the taster enjoys fruity flavors framed with an abundance of soft tannins and a slight oak nuance. This is clearly yet another “over the top” Zinfandel from a winery whose motto is…”If it’s worth doing, it’s worth over-doing.”

The 2009 Vintage yielded just 9 barrels of finished wine.

Zinfandel - Billygoat2009 Zinfandel
"The Epic"

TThe Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2009 “Epic” 100% Zinfandel (from 4 vineyards) is a brash, fruity Zinfandel that is bound to appeal to those wine enthusiasts who enjoy full-bodied Zin with some pepper and spice notes. Big fruit aromas and flavors framed with a subtle hint of American Oak make this wine a standout.

The 2009 Vintage yielded only 112 cases.

Zinfandel - The Pirate2009 Zinfandel
"The Pirate"

Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2009 Zinfandel “The Pirate” is a racy 100% Zinfandel with appealing spicy and peppery aromatics.  “ThePirate” is a bit more of a “traditional” Zinfandel (in contrast with our well-known “fruit bomb” Zins) with its modest fruitiness and appealing mouthfeel. “ThePirate” is undoubtedly the most versatile Zinfandel of our 2009 vintage with regards to pairing with food.

The 2009 Vintage yielded only 110 cases

Zinfandel - The Pirate2008 Grenache

The red wines of the southern Rhone Valley inspired the Nadeau Family Vintners’ 2008 100% Grenache. The grapes for the Grenache came from vineyards on the cooler “west-side” of the Paso Robles appellation.

A combination of French oak and American oak barrel-aging has lent the 2008 Grenache lovely, soft oak tannins accompanied by subtle toasty-oak nuances. This wine will continue to develop wonderful bottle bouquet over the next few years.

Serve this medium-bodied wine with spicy and moderately hearty fare. Suits freshly grilled veggies, lamb, mild sausage (from the grill) as well as a variety of cheeses, etc. Eggplant Parmesan would certainly be a great match!

The 2008 Vintage yielded just 100 cases.