This estate is located in the western Paso Robles Hills at 1600 ft of elevation, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Dave Nichols and Rick Quinn, partners in the winery, farm a total of 270 acres of premium vineyards, In both the rolling hills to the east of Highway 101 and on land surrounding the winery in the more mountainous areas to the west. Their philosophy is simple: great wine starts with great fruit, and their goal are to grow the finest quality grapes possible. Starting with vineyards planted to hillside of rocky, chalky soils on low vigor rootstocks, then limiting the vines access to water, leaf pulling, crop thinning, hand harvesting, you name it., these two are meticulous farmer, sacrificing yields for quality, and the results speak for themselves. Most of this fruit is sold to other producers, but small quantities are reserved for the Opolo Label. What does this fruit yield? Concentration, body, intensity and style; in short, wines with an opinion and not for the faint of heart.
Cabernet Sauvignon | Meritage | Merlot | Muscat Canelli | Petite Syrah | Pinot Noir | Roussanne | Sangiovese | Syrah | Viognier | Zinfandel