A wine born from the grit of Paso Robles
2018 Paso Robles, California
San Miguel & El Pomar Sub AVAs
Dense purple in color, this wine opens with aromas of dark cherries, blackberry preserves and a dusting of coco powder and clove. On the entry, ripe, dark fruit flavors hit the palate before rounding out to earthy, rich chocolate covered cherries complemented by lively acidity and fine tannins that lifts the wine and suggests a long life. The finish is long, supple, and mouthwatering.
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The natural draw of the historic hot springs, Iron Spring and Sand Spring, propelled Paso Robles into a bustling destination known as California’s oldest watering place.
Not Your Napa Cabernet
Never bound by preconceived notions, this Cabernet could only ever be made in Paso Robles, California.
Once known for its thermal mineral springs as a rest stop for travelers along El Camino Real, Paso Robles is today known for producing world class wine. Made to defy expectations of a typical Cabernet Sauvignon, Iron + Sand is true Paso.
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Aged in neutral French Oak for a wine that is Paso fruit-driven with subtle oak nuances. Robust, yet approachable.
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Sourced with fruit predominantly from the San Miguel sub AVA, known for its huge diurnal shifts, provides a well-balanced acidity profile.
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Our winemaker blends additional Cabernet from the foggy El Pomar district, cooled by salty gusts off the Pacific, to add layers of flavor and structure.
Grapes were first introduced into the Paso Robles area by Spanish missionaries with the founding of Mission San Miguel.
We earned our reputation as “California’s oldest watering place” with visitors flocking to the hot mineral spring bath houses fueled by the Iron Spring and Sand Spring.
Paso’s first commercial winery was established at the top of what is today York Mountain Road.
After the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad, El Paso de Robles was incorporated as a city and the building of a city center begins.
The city of Paso Robles grew to accommodate new residents, drawn to the area because of its burgeoning wine industry.
The Paso Robles AVA was established, helping the wine industry grow from 20 to 200+ wineries and 40,000 acres planted today.
The Paso Robles AVA was petitioned to establish 11 sub-AVAs, or “districts,” to add further distinction to the area’s growing wine industry.
Paso Robles was honored with Wine Enthusiast’s "Wine Region of the Year", and later named Sunset Magazine’s "Best Wine Country Town".
Iron + Sand bottled our first wine, a 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the El Pomar and San Miguel districts of Paso Robles.