Really well-made, interesting stuff. Wonderful spicy nose, little oak. Complex and balanced. Not a fruit-bomb, just perfectly ripe and nice with ample acid and a whallop of tannin. Westside “hillside” and “estate”, but more Templeton: as in Kiler Canyon. 33% Merlot and the 8% Petit Verdot really struts. Def unfiltered but clear and fresh.
2006 SHARP’S HILL VINEYARDS Couvee Rouge Meritage Paso Robles 14.2