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

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.

Wine Making

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.

Food Pairing

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. 

Details

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Blend
Region
California
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Quarry Heights, Maddalena Vineyard, Stefano Vineyard
Technical
Primary Grape Variety
Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Aging
15 Months
Alcohol
14.9%
pH
3.72