San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Medal Winner
Snuggle by the fire and breathe deep to sip this mysterious blend with a smooth velvet underbelly just for you. A Rhone-style blend of Syrah, Grenache and just a little bit of Zinfandel to round it out.
"Pat Paulsen Winery 2009 “Odyssey” is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Zinfandel that takes cherry and violets and creates a new species: unforgettable." - Meridith May
"Based on Rhone varietals, Odyssey is an ancient story of modern California winemaking at it's best. The historical quest for grape varietals that match the location, growing techniques that fit the climate, and blending methods that bring out the best, has given wonderful and unique variations from region to region around the world. From the bold dark wines of Bordeaux to the soft supple elegant wines of Chianti, we appreciate the differences and the styles. In this case, we start our journey in the Rhone Valley of France, where Syrah forms the base of a classic style. From there, we transport this grape to the Paso Robles, where it thrives and produces a deep and velvety component. Let's continue our journey to discover an older Grenache vineyard that thrives in warmer inland valleys. Then touch this off with just a little Zinfandel to add intensity and a ripe fruit finish. The result is a Velvet Goldmine of flavor and fun. The ripe Syrah base makes this wine soft on the finish, and the medium body gives it enough weight to stand up to heavier foods, but it won't overwhelm, and it even does well as a sipping wine, for those who like to sip something with a little more gusto and power." - Monty Paulsen