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Welcome to: . . . Cerro Prieto Vineyard, 3432 Las Tablas Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446 . . . located in San Luis Obispo's gorgeous North County on the desirable California Central Coast.
Offering of a world class mountain vineyard & virtual winery located in California's highly acclaimed Central Coast wine region, in the heart of Paso Robles' premium red wine grape growing region. Discover this 41+ acre world class mountain vineyard located in California's highly acclaimed Central Coast wine region, in the heart of Paso Robles' premium red wine grape growing region. 15 acres are planted in premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot grapes.
Cerro Prieto Vineyard & Cellars is a nationally and internationally recognized vineyard showcasing numerous awards and acclaim. The entire property is comprised of 41+ acres, of which 13 acres are planted with premium varietals of red wine grapes and 2 acres are planted to Sauv Blanc. All ines were planted in 1999 with the exception of Syrah; which was planted in 2007. The Cabernet Sauvignon is in its 14th Leaf. All mountain vineyards planted in solid limestone. Mountain Valley Vineyard is dark river bottom soil with limestone boulders 3 feet down. First vintage was in 2002 with all crops handpicked. The vines that make up Cerro Prieto Vineyard were carefully planted according to the 13 microclimates, and later readjusted through grafting so that the most suitable varietal was planted in the most favorable area. All clones were grafted onto 1103p Rootstock, phylloxera resistant. All blocs have 5 x 10 feet spacing, except bloc 4b, at 5 x 12 feet. 95% of vines are pruned to 2.5 tons/acre; 5% are pruned to 1 ton/acre. The vineyard is drip irrigated from a 160 gallon per minute well with a 20hp pump (air lift compression test was 400gpm). The well is located between blocs 3a and 4, in the Mountain Valley Vineyard. The annual grape production totals approximately 38 tons.
The grape varietals are described as follows:
Cabernet Sauvignon-5.5 Acres: The Cabernet Sauvignon is Block 4b & 5.
Pinot Noir-3.45 Acres: The Pinot Noir was grafted over in 2007. The Pinot Noir is Block 3 & 4a.
Syrah-2.85 Acres: The Syrah is carved out limestone rock in semicircular arc, facing SW, and terraced in a stair step fashion.
The Syrah is Block 6.
Sauvignon Blanc-2.05 Acres: The Sauvignon Blanc was grafted over in 2007. The Sauvignon Blanc is Block 3 & 4a.
Merlot-1.15 Acres: The Merlot was grafted over in 2004. The Merlot is Block 4b.
An additional 26.6 acres of forested and pre-terraced land is part of the 41+ acre parcel, which includes multiple farm roads and several stunning potential home sites, with views up to 35 miles. Of the pre-terraced land, there is an additional 5 unplanted acres of South/Southwest facing terraced hillside with water and power adjacent. An additional 7-8 acres in mountain valley could be planted to cold weather grapes.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR CERRO PRIETO VINEYARD & WINES:
National and International Acclaim for Cerro Prieto Vineyard & Wines Vineyard accolade: Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2007, pg 126.
91 pts Byington 2004 Cerro Prieto Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles):
"I like this wine for the way it mimics Napa cult Cab, yet carves out a distinct identity. Like Napa, it's dry, soft, and ripely opulent, with rich blackberry, cassis, cherry, cocoa, and oak flavors, housed in sweet, finely ground tannins. Yet there's an earthy, tobacco and sassafras quality that suggests real terroir." -- Steve Heimoff
ACCOLADES FOR CERRO PRIETO WINES:
'06 Cerro Prieto Merlot Reserve
'06 Merlot Reserve International Gold Medal San Diego Intl wine competition (3300 entries) $39 and above category. International Gold Medal Critics Challenge wine competition (2900 entries) $39 and above category.
'06 Cerro Prieto Paso Bordo (Cabernet Sauv/Syrah) 92 pts Wine Enthusiast "Fruity and chocolaty with depth and balance, shows real charm and finesse." -- Steve Heimoff
'07 Paso Bordo (Cab/Syrah) Intl Gold Medal, LA Intl (Cabernet) & 91 pts (1200 entries)
'07 Cerro Prieto Merlot (6% Cab/ 4% Syrah/ 90% Merlot) 91 pts Wine Enthusiast
Chef Magazine: One of California's 10 Marvelous Merlots, ranked between Cakebread and Duckhorn 805 Living Magazine Nov, 2010: One of California's 12 best wines under $50:
'08 Merlot Reserve Monterey Intl Silver medal (1200 entries)
'08 Cabernet/Syrah (Paso Bordo Reserve) NY Intl wine competition Intl Bronze medal (5300 entries)
SF Intl wine competition Intl Bronze medal (4500 entries)
'09 Syrah Reserve 90 pts Wine Enthusiast
SF Intl wine competition Intl Bronze medal (4500 entries)
NY Intl wine competition Intl Bronze medal (5300 entries)
'09 Cerro Prieto 2009 El Bordo Reserve Syrah (Paso Robles) 90 pts
Wine Enthusiast : "This is as rich and hedonistic as anything in California." -- Steve Heimoff
'09 Pinot Noir Reserve Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition-largest competition of American wines in the world!
'09 Merlot Reserve not released yet.
'09 Cab/Syrah (Paso Bordo reserve) not released yet.
2010 Sauv Blanc Reserve currently out for rating.
2010 Pinot Noir Reserve not released yet
Priced at $1,600,000
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Represented by Linda Wilson, REALTOR¨ . . . CA DRE #01045160
Wilson & Co. Sotheby's International Realty
3590 Broad Street, Suite 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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