Posts Tagged Clayhouse

August 28: Clayhouse Estate Rises in the East

By Glen Frederiksen What do you do when your family has been working the land since 1898, and has been growing grapes for the table and for making wine for years? For oenophiles, the answer is obvious: start making your own wine. Rick... Read more

2009 Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Medium ruby/plum in color, this wine has 20% Petit Verdot blended in. There’s a light, high-toned nose showing dusty red and dark fruits. The wine is medium-bodied and easy to drink — a versatile red that’s perfect for luncheon or picnic... Read more

2011 Clayhouse Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles

Light straw color. A varietal nose of hay, gooseberry and ripe tropical fruit, along with a soapy minerality. In the mouth, the wine picks up lime notes, ending with a soft fruitiness. An easy-drinking, warm-weather sipper. MSRP: $14 (August... Read more

2010 Clayhouse Malbec, Paso Robles

Nearly opaque purple with violet streaks. At first, there are smoked game aromas with a tarry edge. This leads to black pepper, followed by a solid core of sweet, dark fruit. MSRP: $15 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Clayhouse ‘Adobe Red,’ Paso Robles

Opaque purple/plum color. This is a Zinfandel-based wine that includes major dollops of Petite Sirah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. It offers rustic scents of dusty plum, brown sugar and menthol, with moderate larger-grained... Read more

2008 Clayhouse Estate ‘Show Pony’ Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Opaque dark purple/plum color. Menthol aromas precede Christmas plums and black pepper. There is a sweet, velvety mouthfeel, finishing with a tart, blue fruit edge. MSRP: $35 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more