During my last visit to Paso Robles, I had the honor of visiting the soon-to-be-open Law Estate Winery. From the modern, architecturally stunning winery & tasting room to the impeccably crafted wines, I was blown away by the experience.
Perched high above Peachy Canyon Road on the westside of Paso Robles, the Law Estate Winery offers visitors picture-perfect views of the sweeping Law Family Vineyards below. When we arrived, we were greeted by general manager Oliver Esparham, who guided us through a tasting of the Law Estate wines.
Currently, the portfolio includes four wines from the winery’s first vintage, 2010. We tried the Audacious (44% Grenache, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Petit Sirah), Beguiling (94% Grenache, 6% Syrah), Sagacious (44% Grenache, 42% Syrah, 14% Mourvedre), and Intrepid (100% Syrah).
Winemaker Scott Hawley is known for making wines that are an expression of their place, showcasing the very best of what the vineyard has to offer. His passion for winemaking and meticulous attention to detail is evident in the final product, as each of these wines was truly exceptional.
I personally loved the Audacious, which had an elegant hint of acidity, the Sagacious with a perfect marriage of ripe juiciness and spice, and the complex yet wonderfully balanced Intrepid Syrah.
After tasting the wines and learning more about the incredible dream proprietors Don and Susie Law are turning into a reality, we were taken on a tour of the property.
When construction is completed, Law Estate will include a tasting room with panoramic estate vineyard views, a wine garden and outdoor fireplace, a kitchen where Orion Stang of Dilecta Wines will showcase his culinary skills, and a state of the art production facility which was completed just in time for the 2013 harvest. It really is a contemporary architectural masterpiece.
Oliver explained that tastings at Law Estate will be unique in that visitors will make an appointment and will be given individualized attention by a member of the tasting room staff. This means no crowding around a tasting counter with staff trying to remember which wine to pour next. I personally love the idea and think it will elevate the entire tasting experience.
After our tour came to an end, we purchased a few bottles (all of which are priced equally at $62/bottle) and thanked Oliver for showing us around. Thanks also to tasting room manager Kathleen Naughton for helping make our visit possible.
I truly can’t recommend Law Estate more and am so excited to see the property when construction has ended. Stay tuned for the official opening, which will hopefully be in December or early 2014. Law Estate is not to be missed.
LAW ESTATE WINES
3885 Peachy Canyon Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: (805) 226-9200
* Tasting room is not yet open for visitors.