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Broken Earth Winery

Broken Earth Winery

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We are a customer-focused team proudly representing Paso Robles & committed to continuing to bolster the high-quality reputation of Paso Robles wines. Broken Earth Winery, produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.

Rancho Tierra Rejada, Spanish for “land of worked earth,” is the original name of the 2,500 acre Paso Robles ranch that is now home to the vineyards of Broken Earth Winery. Our unique wines reflect winemaker Chris Cameron’s committed & passionate approach to all aspects of winemaking. Structure & balance are most critical, each varietal released is an accurate reflection of the style & the region. Broken Earth Winery remains committed to sustainable ideals, and to continuing to bolster the high-quality reputation of Paso Robles wines.

5625 HIGHWAY 46 EAST
PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

(805) 239.2562

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2012 Merlot

 

Merlot has been the subject of much criticism in recent years. It is one of the ‘noble’ varieties and, as such, should be treated with much more respect. Many people comment on the “Sideways” movie (2004) and its impact on Merlot but it was more a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’. The early versions made from this variety showed so much promise that it became an overnight success but this success resulted in the massive expansion of Merlot production and sadly the release of many poor quality examples of this fantastic varietal.
The proliferation of mediocre Merlots led to many consumers abandon the wine altogether but we have the utmost respect for it and proudly present our interpretation. Our 2012 Estate Grown Merlot gets your attention immediately with its bouquet. There is an abundance of sweet black cherries, combined with spicy oak, both of which flow through the palate. There is a mass of fruit with great length of flavour and supple, supporting tannins. Fresh, balancing acidity ensures this wine is a superb companion to many food dishes with a particular affinity to game.
As is the case with all our Estate Range, the wine may be enjoyed now or, with careful cellaring, will further develop depth and complexity

Vintage: 2012
Varietal: Merlot
Appellation: Paso Robles
Alcohol: 14.3%
Case Production: 140,000
Category: Merlot

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Viognier is slowly but surely making its way on the wine scene as a force to be reckoned with. Its charming and seductive nose of ripe fruits and delicate floral aromas lures you in, and before you know it, you’re hooked.  Historically grown in the northern most region of the Rhone Valley, this grape has found itself right at home basking in the California sunshine. Viognier does particularly well on the central coast, benefiting from the cool coastal evening breezes. The grapes for this wine were sourced from our very own Shimmin Canyon Vineyards which are carefully and skillfully farmed, ensuring only the highest quality of fruit production.
Fermentation was kept quite cold in order to capture the more subtle, delicate aromas that make Viognier such a special wine. A very specific aromatic yeast was utilized to capture & enhance the more subtle characters.
It is critical when serving Viognier, to make sure the wine isn’t chilled too much. Viognier that is served too cold will mask the understated layers of aromas, causing you to miss out on what makes this wine so lovely and unique.
Typically it shows hints of apricot and honeydew melon but add to that freshly ground coconut, banana and guava notes. This wine has a generous mouth feel and being harvested ripe, it shows great length of flavor. It is quite complex with a number of fruit layers that unfold as it breathes in the glass.
Because of Viognier’s forward, fruity nose and distinct flavors, it demands to be paired with foods that won’t compete with it. We recommend a simply prepared white fish, or other light seafood fare.

Vintage: 2013
Appellation: Paso Robles
Alcohol: 13.3%
Case Production: 140,000
Category: Viognier

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