20th Annual California Zinfandel Championship Competition
2014 CIRCLE B VINEYARD & CELLARS ZINFANDEL*
*Selected for “Sweepstakes” Grand Champion final blind tasting
Paso Wine Nerds
“In a Paso Wine Nerds blind tasting of Central Coast Rose’s, Circle B Vineyard & Cellars 2015 Rosé de Garnacha scored a 92.67 score to top all others and be selected top rosé of the night.”
Paso Robles Daily news.com
June 5th 2019
Best Paso Robles Wines for the Summer-Rose
Chosen to be a winner for best Summer Rose is 2017 Circle B Vineyards Rose de Garnacha -$20.00
Rose Colored with flavors of melon, lychee, and strawberry with a soft mouthfeel.
Dark purple with a wide clear edge. Dark-fruit aromas headed tropical--very fleshy in the nose. Banana and divinity, dulce de leche with applesauce and warm, ripe blackberry.
Tiny little mom & pop winery in Paso Robles just gettin going on the commercial side of a wine-label after playing the home-winemaking and grape-growing game for many years. Been following along for many years their progress into the pro-side, and now have a few of them to play with.
In the mouth, considerably more of the angst we associate with good Carignane. Beautiful grainy fruit, tight and rigid while still managing to pack a juicy sweet cherry core. A bit of briar in the nose translates into a HEAP of it mid-palate, but the fruit keeps pace, turning on a spigot of acid along the way. Everything dives perfectly into the finish, piercing the hefty tannins and slowly being monopolized by them. Your last memory is a green-bitter berry, and THAT is how I like to remember a Carignane at this young age.
Reached back into the Circle B bag of tricks tonight for a little Paso Robles Grenache. Thick and rich, rootbeer and carborundum coming off the nose with a dark stewed berry. Concentrated cherry, glazed jerky and a sharp mineralific streak of acid which pretty much comprises the finish--alongside a little lead shavings and dusty rose. Lovely stuff if you can find it.