2017 Opaque Darkness, Paso Robles
The word “opaque” means “impenetrable to light” and refers to the dark, inky, impenetrable color of the Riboli family’s proprietary blend. Opaque Darkness brings together the impressive quality of our estate grown Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah grapes. After aging in French and American barrels for 14 months, our hand-crafted artisan blend reveals ripe flavors of raspberry and blackberry with notes of spice and vanilla. Enjoy the darkness!
Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA. At our Paso Robles winery, solar panels provide 100% of the needed electricity, and wastewater is effectively reclaimed and recycled for additional uses.
Opaque Darkness comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate. The wines are matured in a unique selection of hand-crafted French and American oak barrels.
Opaque Darkness is an interesting wine to pair. The flavor profile evolves from the forefront of your palate to the finish. We suggest trying it with cheeseburgers, shephard’s pie, or green bean casserole.
- Paso Robles
- Quarry Heights, Maddalena Vineyard, Stefano Vineyard
- Primary Grape Variety
- Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Petit Verdot
- 15 Months