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Allegretto Vineyards and Wines

Douglas Ayres
 
April 6, 2022 | Douglas Ayres

2022 Spring Club Allocation Tasting Notes

2022 Spring Wines

Allegretto Wines encompasses two vineyards within two different sub-appellations of Paso Robles.  Our estate and single vineyard wines are sourced from the vineyards that surround the Allegretto Resort in the Estrella District, as well as our westside vineyard in the Willow Creek District. 

Located on the east side of Paso Robles at 807 feet, Allegretto Vineyard was planted in 2010, and it includes 7 acres of vines.  The east side of Paso Robles enjoys a warmer climate. The soils from this vineyard are alluvial in nature, and include fine sandy and clay loams. 

The Willow Creek Vineyard was established in 1997, and currently encompasses 18 acres of vines. The west side of Paso Robles can experience diurnal temperature swings of 30-40 degrees.  The vines grow in limestone and calcareous soils and sits at elevations of 1,600-1800 feet and can have 10” or more of rainfall yearly

Allegretto Wines follow biodynamic farming practices, and calendar providing detailed astronomical information, and indications of optimal times for sowing, transplanting, cultivation, harvesting and using the biodynamic preparations. Biodynamic practices promote the enlivening forces that work dynamically within the soil, compost, and plants to ultimately provide us with healthier bodies, and a healthier planet.  

 

2020 DUETTO

50% Viognier & 50% Vermentino

Allegretto Vineyard – Paso Robles

AROMA:    Floral earthiness, hint of citrus and soft honeysuckle

FLAVOR:    Lime, grapefruit and mango, with hints of salinity, and a lovely dry finish

FOOD PAIRINGS:    Seared lemon, garlic sea scallops, or roasted sea bass in chickpea puree and parsley sauce

There are .5 acres of Viognier and .5 acres of Vermentino grown here on our estate vineyard.  The 2020 Duetto is a blend of 50% Viognier and 50% Vermentino. The fruit is handpicked together, and whole cluster pressed.  The blend is fermented in 40% new French oak barrels.

 

2021 ROSÉ of TANNAT

Allegretto Vineyard – Paso Robles

AROMA:    Rose petal

FLAVOR:    Honeydew, watermelon, complex minerality and satisfying dry finish

FOOD PAIRINGS:    Thai chicken, baby lettuces with feta, strawberries and almonds, or sun-dried tomato and arugula pizza

The Tannat is grown in the Allegretto Vineyard.  The grapes are harvested early to capture the bright berry character.  The grapes are then held in the press for six hours to extract the pigment from the skins, then cold fermented in stainless steel tank.

 

2019 PINOT NOIR

Santa Lucia Highlands – Monterey

AROMA:    Vibrant black cherry, baked clay and hints of coffee

FLAVOR:    Elegant balance of black cherry with herbaceous and chocolate essence

FOOD PAIRINGS:    Pan roasted duck breast with onions and crispy pancetta; balsamic glazed salmon

This Pinot Noir is sourced from the cool Santa Lucia Highland District in Monterey County.  The grapes are destemmed and fermented in small open top fermenters, the wine is then aged in 30% new French oak, and 70% neutral French oak for 12 months.

 

2017 HEART OF THE VINE

Symphonic Red Wine

50% Petit Verdot, 26% Tannat, 12% Malbec, & 12% Cabernet Sauvignon

Allegretto Vineyard – Paso Robles

AROMA:    Pomegranate, anise, and black cherry    

FLAVOR:    Black cherry, dried red fruit, anise, hints of lavender, mineral and white pepper finish

FOOD PAIRINGS:    Garlic, rosemary rack of lamb, venison with caramelized onions and mushrooms

Petit Verdot grows well in the Paso Robles area, where it develops dark fruit and anise flavors.  It is blended with the other varietals just before bottling in neutral American oak for complexity.

 

2018 MALBEC

Allegretto Vineyard – Paso Robles

AROMA:    Savory earthy nose with allspice, and dried rose petals

FLAVOR:    Juicy notes of ripe black plum and wild berries, finishing with soft velvety tannins, and warm chocolate notes

FOOD PAIRINGS:        Grilled cilantro, fennel and chili steak; thyme and bay leaf braised short ribs

The estate Malbec is grown in the Allegretto Vineyard.  The grapes are destemmed, lightly crushed, and then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 days.  After fermentation, the wine is aged in 30% new French oak barrels.

 

2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Willow Creek Vineyard – Paso Robles

AROMA:   Red currant, cassis, and dark spices

FLAVOR :   Seamless flavors across the palette of cassis, black currant, plum, and silky exotic vanilla.  Finishes with bright fruit and acidity.

FOOD PAIRINGS:    Beef tenderloin with blackberry dressing; grilled Balsamic Portabella mushrooms

This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our vineyard in the world-famous Willow Creek District on the westside of Paso Robles.  40% of the grapes are destemmed, with 60% of the grapes kept as whole clusters for crushing.  The wine is aged in 60% new French oak.

 

2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Allegretto Vineyard – Paso Robles

AROMA:    Savory earthy nose with allspice, and dried rose petals

FLAVOR:    Juicy notes of ripe black plum and wild berries, finishing with soft velvety tannins, and warm chocolate notes

FOOD PAIRINGS:        Grilled cilantro, fennel and chili steak; thyme and bay leaf braised short ribs

This Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in the Allegretto Vineyard.  The grapes are destemmed, lightly crushed, and then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 10 days.  After fermentation, the wine is placed in new and neutral French Oak barrels.

 

2016 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Willow Creek Vineyard – Paso Robles

AROMA:    Red currants, cassis, and dark spices

FLAVOR:    Bright dark red fruit and acidity.  Cherry and black plum with hints of vanilla on the finish.

FOOD PAIRINGS:    Grass fed beef burger with caramelized onion jam, herb roasted lamb, or potato gratin with gouda cheese

This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our vineyard in the world-famous Willow Creek District on the westside of Paso Robles.  40% of the grapes are destemmed, with 60% of the grapes kept as whole clusters for crushing.  The wine is fermented in small open top tanks for up to 3 weeks. The wine is then placed in primarily new French Oak barrels for aging.

 
Membership Benefits

 

Be sure to take advantage of all your Member benefits! 

  • Customizable wine selections with respect to our limited production
  • First access to newly released wines
  • Discounted UPS ground shipping
  • Complimentary shipping on case purchases/12 bottles
  • 20% off resort guest room rates
  • 4 complimentary wine tastings during your visit
  • 2 complimentary invitations to our annual member party
  • 2 complimentary Vineyard Tours per year
 
Vineyard Tours

 

Tours of the Allegretto Vineyard are available Friday-Monday mornings by reservation. The walking tour of the vineyard takes 30 minutes and ends with a tasting in the Allegretto Wines Resort Tasting Room. Space is limited, please call to make a reservation 805-369-2526. Vineyard Tours cannot be booked through the website.

Complimentary for Members (2 people)

$45 per Person

$30 per Resort Guest

 

Tasting Hours

 

Come taste with us! You can now book your reservation directly through our website on the Visit Us page. We hope to see you soon!

11:00 am - 6:00 pm with last seating at 6:00 pm

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Allegretto Wines

Experience Award Winning Estate Wines 

Our tasting room is located on the Eastside of Paso Robles inside the Allegretto Vineyard Resort. Enjoy a unique opportunity to sample some of Paso Robles’s best award-winning wines. Our estate and single vineyard wines are sourced from the vineyards surrounding our tasting room, as well as our west side vineyard in the Willow Creek District. Reservations are highly recommended.

 

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