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2020 SAVANT 1.5L

A captivating blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon

$115


Retail

$92


Wine Society

About the Wine

A unique blend that combines the distinctive characteristics of syrah and cabernet sauvignon, the two most highly regarded red grape varieties grown in Paso Robles. The 2020 SAVANT exhibits the depth and complexity that Paso is famous for, while still displaying the elegant, food-friendly JUSTIN style. Rich, with full ripe black fruit, spice, and smoky, meaty elements, it’s a wine that lovers of bold wines will be captivated by, while still being classy enough to display exquisite table manners, pairing well with a wide variety of food.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Syrah
  • % Cabernet Sauvignon

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Bright with a purple/ruby core that lightens at the rim, with thick, heavy, moderately stained tears on the glass.

Aroma

Aromatic with ripe plum, fresh mission fig, black currant fruit, vanilla, tobacco leaf, dried violet flower, cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus bark, and oak.

Palate

Full-bodied with very ripe black and blue fruits on entry. Boysenberry, blackberry, and black cherry lead to a midpalate that is robust, with savory elements of black olive, cured meat, dried sage, and autumn leaves, surrounded by balanced moderate-plus tannins. The long finish is highlighted by persistent fruit with vanilla, baking spice, black tea, and toasted oak appearing as the finish lingers.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Paso Robles

  • Fermentation

    Stainless steel open- and closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice-daily pump-overs/punch-downs.

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for 17 months in 100% French oak (45% new)

  • Alcohol

    15%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Grilled Salmon

The 2020 SAVANT is a mouth-filling, bold wine with a balanced combination of ripe fruit and savory elements which will pair well with dishes like grilled hanger steak with chimichurri sauce, game meats such as venison and wild boar, or grilled salmon.

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