A challenging, but very interesting vintage in Paso Robles, where experience played a key role. Good winter rainfall had many hoping for a nice crop, but a wet, cold spring was hampered by a hard frost that set the vines back and significantly affected yields. Summer seemed to never quite arrive, with unseasonably cool weather allowing for long hang time and harvest beginning at least 4 weeks later than usual. Harvest dragged on into late November, with a few small rainstorms, but thankfully we get much less rain than most of California so our fruit had great integrity. Yields were low, but the cool season produced wines with softer than normal textures, along with high-toned aromatics, and loads of spice and savory notes.

2011 Aaron Petite Sirah

2011 Aaron Trespasser