2017 Ledge Vineyards "Adams Ranch Vineyard" Paso Robles Willow Creek District Estate Syrah Blend

Regular price $79.00
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7 Bottles in Stock

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Style: Red

Vintage: 2017

Grape Variety: Syrah / Shiraz

Country: USA

Region: California

Subregion: Paso Robles

Bin Location: 5200, 6200 E

It's been a while since I offered a domestic wine, but I was honestly struck so dumbfounded by this set of releases from Ledge Vineyards in Paso Robles that I have to share the experience. The cult wines of Paso (Saxum, Sine Qua Non, Andremily) have one thing in common. They are paradoxes of alcohol and varietal typicity. The best releases perfectly distill high fidelity varietal character out of Rhône varieties, but they build them out at uncanny alcohol levels that combine hedonistic exuberance and intellectual complexity. I can recall the thrill of tasting Jim Binn's Andremily wines for the first time and knowing I finally had a comparable offer for Saxum and Sine Qua Non drinkers who didn't want to swing for the fences price-wise. Mark Adam's Ledge Vineyards is cut from this same cloth. After having worked alongside childhood friend Justin Smith of Saxum, Ledge is achieving the same paradigm at half the price of Saxum and a fifth of the price of Sine Qua Non. The wines achieve power, weight and concentration without losing that spice and garrigue complexity for which the Rhône varieties are adored. This is a blockbuster style. If you like big Napa Valley wines, these will floor you with their intensity. If you like Rhône wines, here is something to convert your American wine drinking friends into Rhône varieties. If you already know about them, sorry for sharing your secret. I would be very surprised if we didn't see the prices for the winery's new releases double over the short to mid term. For those to whom this offer speaks, I'd advise you to get in while the going is good!

€œAn upcoming estate I've been raving about for a few years now. The young Mark Adams, who trained under none other than Justin Smith, continues to produce brilliant, singular wines from both his estate fruit and some purchased fruit, which comes from some of the crème de la crème sites in the appellation. The estate vineyard is almost entirely own-rooted and is propagated using a massale selection from the vineyard, which was largely planted from Syrah cloned from the Bone Rock parcel in James Berry. This is a cooler, sandy site located in the Willow Creek District and the wines from here always have some old-world character, yet still speak clearly of Paso Robles. Readers looking for the next cult mailing list are advised to get on this estate's bandwagon." - Jeb Dunnuck

"Ciera and Mark Adams€™ wines are delivering, by my estimation, some of the best bang-for-the-buck wines in Paso Robles." - Josh Raynolds, Vinous

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-2 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

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Houston Orders

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

San Antonio Orders

Thanks for your patience as we prepare to fully open the shop in San Antonio! Any wine that is ordered with a selection to pickup in San Antonio will be available for pickup in San Antonio in 2-3 business days unless otherwise stated. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Josh at (210) 388-5556. You can pick up your wine at 2810 N Flores Street in the Alta Vista neighborhood of San Antonio.

For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.