Classique Wines is thrilled to announce that we will be selling three phenomenal wines from highly allocated micro-producer The Farm Winery in Paso Robles, California!
Their total production is 800 cases annually. These wines are made by revered winemaker Santiago Archaval, recognized as one of the top winemakers in the world. This is his passion project with his wife and their best friends Jim Madsen and his wife. Wine Spectator rated more than 460 Argentine wines in December 2013. The top three were all made by Santiago. Six times since 2005, Santiago’s wines have been on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines of the world list. In December 2011, Robert Parker rated seven of Santiago’s wines with the lowest score being 96 and several at 98 and 99 points.
The Farm Winery has 100% control of the best blocks of the best vineyards in the best sub-AVA in Paso Robles. Adelaida and Willow Creek AVAs are located just north of the climate-cooling Templeton Gap, and are home to the oldest, highest elevation vineyards in westside Paso. From these vineyards, some older than 50 years, Santiago and Jim exclusively farm the earth that will produce only the highest quality fruit to be crafted into each of the winery’s three offerings. For those who think of Paso only as a source for high alcohol, flabby Zin, you are in for a treat. The Farm prides itself on producing detail-driven wines of balance and power that are vibrant, drinkable and elegant. To develop the depth and concentration, a generous amount of fruit is dropped, resulting in only 1 to 1.5 tons of fruit per acre, which is absurdly low for anywhere in the world, especially Paso Robles. That commitment in the vineyard coupled with the largest diurnal swing (50 degrees!) of any wine growing region on the planet births wines of incredible richness balanced out by excellent acidity. The Farm’s signature terroir is due to its close proximity to the ocean (12 miles) and unique limestone dominant soils, the only of the like in all of California.