2013 Creativity

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
100% Mourvèdre, clone 369 Produced
Fermented ~35% whole cluster in concrete tanks
Education: Aged for 15 months in 33% new French oak barrels and puncheons
194 Cases Produced

Wine Advocate | 96
A cuvee where Jordan selects something special from the vintage (hence changes each year), the 2013 Creativity is a sensational 100% Mourvedre that comes from a single block in their estate Paderewski. It has drop dead gorgeous notes of dark fruits, crushed rocks, peppery herbs, leather and underbrush that flow perfectly to a full-bodied, seamless and incredibly pure profile on the palate. It has plenty of Mourvedre character, yet is always pure, polished, layered and downright elegant, all of which make it hard to resist. It should cruise for another decade. - August 2015 (Jeb Dunnuck)

Vinous | 93
Opaque purple. Powerful, mineral-laced blueberry, cherry-cola and incense aromas pick up suggestions of black cardamom and woodsmoke with air. Palate-staining black and blue fruit flavors deepen and spread out while retaining vivacity and focus. Deftly blends richness and finesse, with a smoky mineral quality adding cut to the strikingly long, sweet finish. - September 2015 (Josh Raynolds)

Wine Spectator | 92
Big and burly, focused and rich at the core. Aromas of smoky cherry and licorice combine with flavors that are dense but full of personality, showing notes of cracked pepper, dried salami and plum. Drink now through 2026. (Tim Fish)


2012 Creativity

Catapult Vineyard, Paso Robles
90% Syrah | 10% RoussanneFermented in one-ton bins. Cofermented with whole cluster Roussanne.
Aged for 17 months in 50% new French oak barrels
93 cases produced

Wine Advocate | 95+
The 2012 Creativity is a smoking (and interesting) blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Roussanne that has both aromatic fireworks as well as a voluptuous, layered and decadent profile on the palate. Giving up perfumed and lively plum pit and black raspberry styled fruits, crushed violets, sweet spice, cured meats and graphite-styled aromas and flavors, this beauty hits the palate with a full-bodied, layered and seamless texture that carries notable freshness, beautiful mid-palate concentration, no hard edges and terrific length. There are masses of finely polished tannin here, so short-term cellaring is advised, but it will have 10-15 years of overall longevity. - August 2015 (Jeb Dunnuck)

Vinous | 90+
The 2012 Creativity is 90% Syrah and 10% Roussanne. Today, the Creativity is quite shut down, most likely the result of its very recent bottling. Still, there is a lot to like, from the wine's expressive bouquet to all of the energy and density that come through. Readers need to give the 2012 a bit of time to recovered from its very recent bottling. - July 2014 (Antonio Galloni)


2011 Creativity

Catapult Vineyard, Paso Robles
100% Grenache
Fermented in 100% Concrete
Aged 18 months in one New French oak puncheon
47 cases produced

Wine Advocate | 93
A new release and from a block of Grenache that stood out, the 2011 Creativity offers thrilling aromatics (blackberry, raspberry, baking spice, pepper and big minerality) as well as a rich, medium-bodied profile on the palate. Still tannic and firm, with juicy acidity, it’s a pretty, elegant Grenache that will be better in a year and drink well through 2018. Drink 2014-2018. - August 2013 (Jeb Dunnuck)

Vinous | 92
100% grenache that was fermented in concrete tanks and aged in neutral puncheons): Deep ruby. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of red berries, floral oil and Asian spices. Then sappy and intense in the mouth, with a penetrating quality to the sweet black raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors. This seductive, vibrant grenache finishes quite long, with mounting spiciness, soft tannins and an echo of sweet red berries. - November 2013 (Josh Raynolds)




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