TIME VISITED: 03/31/2017, 2:00:00 PM

What we bought: #decisionsdecisions

2016 Fragment
2014 Suitor
2015 Sackcloth & Ashes
2013 Death and Resurrection Sangiovese 
2014 Death and Resurrection Tempranillo

Desparada-                (NOTE: this is an excerpt from our Tin City Spotlight)

Okay, where to start with Desparada except to say, AH-MAZING! What is it with these female winemakers in Paso?!?! #KillingIt  Just a quick fyi, the tasting room is in their barrel room, so bring a jacket or sweater. In fact, they actually do give out blankets upon request, because it’s pretty chilly in there. Our wine host was Riley and she was truly fantastic! They were prepping for their pick-up party, which was the following day, so it was a little hectic around the tasting room. Once we started with the wine tasting, and as attentive as Riley was, we hardly noticed anything other than the wine! LOL.

longest living wines in my cellar.

Vailia, like most winemakers in Tin City, doesn’t own a vineyard, but sources fruit from MANY vineyards within the central coast including McGinley, White Hawk, Presquille, Happy Canyon, Paderewski, Catapult, Jada, and Chelle Mountain… just to name a few!  Each of her wines that we have been fortunate enough to taste (including a bottle of 2014 Sangiovese that floored us!!!) are

The owner/winemaker is Vailia, and she is highly respected in Paso. As she should be. She’s trying all kinds of new winemaking techniques to create true inspiration in a bottle. The labels are works of art. Everything about her wine reflects this feminine flare of finesse and creativity. With each wine, we kept looking at each other like, “is this for real?” There wasn't a wine in the bunch that we didn't love! We were huge fans of the

highly unique with tons of floral notes, gorgeous fruit, and silky tannins. Truly some beautiful wines! It’s definitely a must stop in Tin City for us. #wellbeback

What we tasted:

2016 Fragment
(Unfiltered 100% Sauvignon Blanc)
2016 Amphora
(100% Sauvignon Blanc)
2014 Suitor
(91% Cabernet; 5% Petit Verdot; 4% Syrah)
2015 Sackcloth & Ashes
(38% Cab Sav; 22% Cab Franc; 16% Malbec; 12% Merlot; 12% Petit Verdot)
2014 Death and Resurrection Tempranillo
(80% Tempranillo; 20% Grenache) 
2014 Death and Resurrection Sangiovese


Death & Resurrection series, which from their website is explained as follows: The Death and Resurrection series is reserved for those rare wines that must be buried for long periods of time before they reach their full promise. The wines in this series are the most extraordinary and