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Seven Oxen Estate Wines to open new Paso Robles Tasting Room & Winery

Seven Oxen Estate Wines to open new Paso Robles Tasting Room & Winery

Tasting Room Preview Party

Saturday April 28, 2018 ~ 3pm-5pm

 

 

Formerly located at Thomas Hill Organics in downtown Paso Robles, Seven Oxen Estate Wines is putting down roots at the gateway to Tin City, at 3340 Ramada Drive, Paso Robles.   A preview to the new Seven Oxen Estates tasting room and winery before it opens to the public later this Spring is happening Saturday April 28th!  A special tasting menu is being created by Chef Jacob Lovejoy of love.joy.eat catering and Chocolatier Kellymarie Otto of The Chocolate Stache to brilliantly collide with these food friendly Rhone-style wines masterfully curated by winemaker and vineyard manager Bastien Leduc.   This exclusive event is a must do on Hospice de Rhone weekend. 

 

To join in this celebration of new beginnings and enjoy newly released wines paired with distinctively delicious food, please visit Seven Oxen Estate Wine’s website at http://www.sevenoxen.com/events/

Seven Oxen wines are hand crafted from the estate vineyard in minimal quantities. The focus is on single varietals that showcase the quality of the grapes in their purest form. The 2014 release is the second vintage produced from the vineyard by Vineyard Manager and Winemaker Bastien Leduc. Seven Oxen’s 2014 Mourvèdre (78 cases produced) is a bright, medium-bodied wine dominated by red fruit flavors of pomegranate and tart cherry, with a subtle minerality that is true to the varietal. Seven Oxen’s 2014 Tannat (76 cases) is a rare find, made of 100% of the varietal. This wine is big and intense, with notes of almond and prune on the nose, and pronounced but silky tannins on the palate - perfect to enjoy with a hearty meal. “Cassidy” (90 cases) is the only blend from the 2014 vintage, and is made of 65% Grenache and 35% Mourvèdre. “Cassidy” has a touch of vanilla on the nose, with bright red fruit flavors, beautiful acidity, and subtle notes of white pepper on the finish. Seven Oxen is set to release its 2017 vintage of Rosé, produced from Grenache and Mourvèdre, in early May.

SEVEN OXEN ESTATE VINEYARD is located in the rolling hills of Paso Robles’ Westside. The 130-acre estate includes 26 acres of head pruned, spur trained vines planted in nine distinct blocks. The vineyard was planted in 2003 and 2005, and a new block of Mourvèdre was planted in 2014. The vineyard boasts 10 acres of Zinfandel, two acres of Petite Sirah, seven acres of Mourvèdre, five acres of Grenache, and two acres of Tannat.

Yields are kept low to guarantee the highest quality fruit possible and to ensure the health and longevity of the vines. At Seven Oxen, the focus is on producing wines that reflect the unique character of the vineyard. South-facing hillsides, chalky soil, hot sunny days, and cooling afternoon breezes from the coast define the flavor of the grapes. The vineyard is free of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, and a minimalist approach at the winery ensures Seven Oxen wines remain as complex as the natural environment from which they come.

 

 

BASTIEN LEDUC | Vineyard Manager & Winemaker

Bastien grew up helping his father on the family’s organic vineyard in the southwest of France, where he became an advocate of agroecology. He holds a degree in viticulture and oenology as well as in organic agricultural consulting. His wanderlust led him to work in a wide range of viticultural regions—in Gaillac, the Loire Valley, Bandol, Cognac, and Bordeaux in France and in the Upper Hunter Valley, the Clare Valley, and the Mornington Peninsula in Australia. From 2007 to 2009, he served as winemaker and vineyard manager for Château Beau Rivage in the Haut-Médoc. He moved to California in 2010 to work as the Vineyard Manager for Domaine de la Terre Rouge in the Sierra Foothills before joining the Seven Oxen Estate Wines team as Vineyard Manager and Winemaker.