Paydirt Going For Broke Red Blend 2016
The Paydirt wines represent the art of discovery, the act of going for broke, and the idea that risking it all brings about the greatest reward.
In terms of actual dirt, Paydirt is all about the chalky, alluvial, limestone-rich soils that pervade the western hillsides of Paso Robles.
The west-side vineyards of Paso Robles are home to California’s most dramatic diurnal swings in temperature. The warm days partner with very cool nights to create rich, ripe, and flavorful wines balanced by higher natural acidity.
Vineyard sources include Gravity Hills, Dusi Vineyard, Hastings Ranch, Paso Ono Vineyard, Terra Bella, Clevenger Ranch, Shadow Canyon, and Alta Collina.
Patrick McNeil first brought the idea of Paydirt to Paso Robles in 2008. McPrice ‘Mac’ Myers was quickly identified as one of the most progressive winemakers in the area, and his respect for old world practices and new world wines made him the perfect fit for this very-California project.
Patrick has always enjoyed the creative side of the wine business. He is a brand-builder, a concept guy, and a major label geek. Paydirt, and the idea of risking it all for the greatest reward, describes his approach to winemaking, the wine business, and life in general.
Mcprice Myers is the humble, if not shy, winemaker-type whose talents are well documented by the wine cognoscenti-at-large. His wines are rich, focused, and highly expressive of the varietal and vineyard site.
Aroma: The nose is filled with ripe blackberries, smoked plum, orange relish, cranberry, blueberry compote, white pepper, and dark chocolate. Mouth Feel: The palate is round, juicy, and bursting with freshness and concentrated red and dark fruit components. The finish is persistent, layered and vibrant, with a touch of spice.