Le Cuvier

805-238-5706 9750 Adelaida Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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There is firm empirical evidence to the effect that yeast & other varied wine pathogens die of boredom unless given an interesting environment within which to practice their art. This tautological proposition holds its deepest truth when sun & stone, vine & grape undergo fundamental transmutation into fine liquid elixir via the agency of wild yeast & other similarly feral beasties, rather than via the effete & banal interaction of commercial strains of their distant freeze dried brethren, the latter being so boringly predictable. Thus, at Le Cuvier we firmly dedicated ourselves to making life as interesting as possible, while leaving the entire process of winemaking in the hands (so to speak) of the wild beasties. Indeed, all human efforts in the effervescent process is evanescent. What does one gain from mixing these varied & unruly bio-forms? Curious synergy for one thing, but most assuredly and unequivocally, one gets rarified wines peppered with gnarly character, wines of fervor, wines which make Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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