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Clayhouse Vineyard Hillside Cuvee San Luis Obispo Paso Robles United States California 2006

Member Review by CH Stacey:

Fabulous Petite Sirah, just released. Great black fruit, blackberries and black plum with some hints of pepper on the nose. Very supple fruit on the palate with a smooth finish (especially for a Petite Sirah). Still a little young, tastes even better when decanted. Has won a number of awards already, including the Critics Challenge Wine of the Year for 2009

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Clayhouse:
Clayhouse Wines has recently opened its first tasting room in historic downtown Paso Robles. Offering a selection of exceptional, hand-crafted wines that reflect the unique character of Paso Robles. Wines can be purchased at the tasting room, online or at your local retailer.

Member Reviews for Clayhouse Vineyard Hillside Cuvee San Luis Obispo Paso Robles United States California

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Snooth User: CH Stacey
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4.50 5
06/19/2009

Fabulous Petite Sirah, just released. Great black fruit, blackberries and black plum with some hints of pepper on the nose. Very supple fruit on the palate with a smooth finish (especially for a Petite Sirah). Still a little young, tastes even better when decanted. Has won a number of awards already, including the Critics Challenge Wine of the Year for 2009


Snooth User: Paso Gal
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5.00 5
04/10/2009

Perfect balance of the stone fruits and herbaceous bite. Delightful. A real favorite.


Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
09/08/2009

loads of blue raspberry candy flavors as well as on the nose. like those blue icees. lots of black pepper and alcohol heat as well as stewed red fruits. I doubt the 14.5% is accurate. Very tasty overall though. definitely benefits from a decant.


Snooth User: DPollaci
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0.00 5
04/30/2009

Enjoyed the rich dried plum and blueberries taste with a little grit. I was surprised and delighted to find the sweet honey and floral smell. Slow and smooth with a slight lingering burn in the aftertaste. Definitely would try it again.


Snooth User: DPollaci
4128893
4.00 5
04/30/2009

Enjoyed the rich dried plum and blueberries taste with a little grit. I was surprised and delighted to find the sweet honey and floral smell. Slow and smooth with a slight lingering burn in the aftertaste. Definitely would try it again.


Snooth User: PinotAholic
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3.50 5
04/07/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clayhouse Vineyard Hillside Cuvee San Luis Obispo Paso Robles United States California

External Review
12/24/2009

This Petite Sirah comes from some of the oldest plantings in Paso Robles. The wine has good tannins, it's rich in dark fruit of black plums with spicy black pepper, brown sugar and vanilla.


External Review
03/16/2010

The wine has a solid tannin core, black pepper and blackberry pie aromas, and a hint of cranberry. The Mourvedre adds a slight gamey note, the Grenache adds some bright fruit, and the Syrah imparts a touch of floral spice.




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