Veracity


2012 Veracity

Paderewski and Catapult Vineyards, Paso Robles
55% Grenache | 27% Mourvèdre | 18% Syrah
Fermened in concrete and stainless steel tanks, one-ton bins, and 1/2 ton puncheons
Aged for 17 months in concrete egg and 30% new French oak barrels and puncheons
920 Cases Produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 94
A blend of 55% Grenache, 27% Mourvedre and 18% Syrah, the 2012 Veracity is a sweetly fruited, sexy and seamless red that has plenty of black raspberry, raspberry, licorice, crushed rock and toasted spice on the nose. As with all of Jordan’s 2012s, it’s made in a full-bodied, lightly textured and savory style, with plenty of chewy tannin (which is common in her 2012s) on the finish. It will improve with another year in bottle and have over a decade of longevity. –  August 2014 (Jeb Dunnuck)

Wine Spectator | 91
Combines power and tannis with a dense core of raspberry, blackberry and wild berry notes, showing hints of gravvely earth and black licorice woven among the waves of flavor. Needs time. Best from 2016 - 2028. – December 2014 (James Laube)

 

2011 Veracity

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
57% Grenache | 25% Mourvèdre | 18% Syrah
Fermeted predominantly in concreet along with one-ton tbins and stainless steel
Aged 16 months in 25% new French oak
651 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 93
Savory and meaty, with plenty of black cherry, raspberry, underbrush and spice, the 2011 Veracity has a great palate that carries pure, vibrant fruit, ripe tannin and an overall elegant, focused feel.  Give it another 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy through 2021. Drink 2015-2021.  –  August 2013 (Jeb Dunnuck)

Wine Enthusiast | 95 & Editors' Choice
Remarkably inky in color for a Grenache-based blend, it features strong aromas of cedar, meat and deeply purple fruit.  The soft, rich mouthfeel coats the palate like a luxurious lacquer, and features flavors of blackberry jam, macerated cherry and vanilla-spiced plums.  The blend of florals, herbals, fruit and oak-driven tannis is masterful.  Drink now by itself or with a peppercorn-crusted filet mignon. – September 2014 (Matt Kettmann)

Wine Spectator | 91
Richly flavored, firm, dense, complex and focused, this offers a mix of crushed rock, dark berry, black licorice, spice and floral notes that stay persistent through the finish.  Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.  Drink now through 2023. – January 31, 2014 (James Laube)

International Wine Cellar | 92
Brilliant ruby.  Powerful aromas of candied black raspberry, blueberry and licorice, with hints of violet and cracked pepper adding complexity.  Lush, intensely flavored and silky in texture, offering spicy dark berry and cherry compote flavors enlivened by a suave floral nuance.  Showing the dark side of Grenache.  Finishes sappy and very long, with resonating spiciness, a hint of licorice and velvety, harmonious tannins. – November/December 2013 (Josh Raynolds)

International Wine Report | 92+
The 2011 Veracity is fantastic with aromas of crushed blackberry and tart raspberry followed by fresh lavender, violets, white pepper and crushed stones.  This shows excellent concentration and the fruit explodes onto the rich palate. It is kept well balanced and even seems light on its feet from thanks to the mouthwatering acidity.  This constantly evolves in the glass, picking up momentum and depth as it heads into the long juicy finish. A wonderful effort form Jordan Fiorentini with the blend of 57% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 18% Syrah from the Paderewski Vineyard.  This is already almost impossible to resist, but give it another couple of years in bottle for it to be at its best. Best 2015-2026. – January 2014 (Joe D'Angelo)

 

2010 Veracity

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
69% Grenache | 23% Mourvèdre | 4% Syrah | 4% Counoise
Aged for 18 months in 41% new French oak barrels and puncheons
589 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 94
The estate’s take on a southern Rhone blend, and a mix of 69% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 4% Syrah and 4% Counoise, the 2010 Veracity is a beauty.  Fermented in a combination of concrete and stainless steel, and aged for 18 months in 41% new French oak barrels and puncheons, it offers up a full-bodied, rich, yet structured profile, with sweet black and red fruits, chalk, lavender and subtle herbes de Provence-like aromas and flavors.  Beautifully put together, with solid mid-palate depth and a chewy, broad finish that highlights ripe tannin, it will shine for 5-7 years, possibly longer. It needs decanting if drinking anytime soon.  Drink 2014-2020. – (Jeb Dunnuck)

Wine Spectator | 94
Presents a complex, graceful mix of blackberry, black licorice and boysenberry pie scents, yet for all its apparent ripeness this remains elegant and ends with a more subtle, nuanced finish, right down to the crushed rock earthiness.  Drink now through 2022. –  (James Laube)

Rhone Report | 95
The estate's take on a southern Rhone blend and a mix of 69% Grenache 23% Mourvedre, 4% Syrah, and 4% Counoise, the 2010 Veracity is a beauty.  Fermented in a combination of concrete and stainless steel, and aged for 18 months in 41% new French oak barrels and Puncheons, it offers up a full-bodied, rich, yet structured profile with sweet black and red fruits, chalk, lavender, and subtle Herbs de Provence like aromas and flavors.  Beautifully put together, with solid mid-palate depth and a chewy, broad finish  that highlights ripe tannin, it will shine for 7-8 years, possibly longer.  It needs a decant if drinking anytime soon.  – (Jeb Dunnuck)

International Wine Cellar | 92
Dark violet color.  Complex, inviting aromas of black raspberry, lavender, licorice, and smoky oak.  Dense sweet and seamless, with noteworthy intensity and precision to the flavors of red and dark berries, cracked pepper, and Indian spices.  Finishes vibrant and very long, with silky tannins and excellent lift.  – November/December 2012 (Josh Raynolds)

 

2009 Veracity

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
36% Grenache | 32% Syrah | 32% Mourvèdre
Aged for 20 months in 38% new French oak
374 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 92
The 2009 Veracity is 36% Grenache, 32% Mourvèdre and 32% Syrah.  A sweet, floral bouquet melds into an expressive core of fruit in this gorgeous wine.  At once expansive yet restrained, the Veracity shows striking purity and tons of class.  Rose petals and sweet spices linger on the attractive finish.  Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.  – (Antonio Galloni)

Wine Spectator | 93
A fresh, vibrant red, featuring rich boysenberry, mineral and cedar notes with hints of red and black licorice.  Well-proportioned and sleek, ending with a complex burst of ripe dark fruit. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.  Drink now through 2022.  – (James Laube)

Rhone Report | 94
Showing similar to how it did out of barrel a year ago, the 2009 Veracity, 36% Grenache, 32% Mourvèdre, and 32% Syrah that's aged 20 months in French oak barrels and puncheons (38% new), maintains its overall classy profile with brilliantly pure aromas of crème de cassis, blackberry, spice, graphite, and chalky, mineral nuances that really shine with air.  This full-bodied, impeccably put together red is perfectly balanced, possesses a seamless, polished texture, good acidity, and a classically styled finish.  I love the purity here, as well as the polish and texture to the tannin.  Certainly superb now, this will be even better with another year or two in bottle, and should evolve gracefully for upwards of a decade.  – (Jeb Dunnuck)

International Wine Cellar | 93
Bright purple.  Intensely perfumed aromas of blackberry, blueberry, anise and violet, with a touch of cinnamon in the background.  Juicy, palate-staining red and dark berry flavors show excellent clarity and depth, with a suave floral pastille quality on the back half.  The red fruit element carries through on the smooth, very long finish.  – October/November 2011 (Josh Raynolds)

 

2007 Veracity

Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles
48% Grenache | 39% Mourvèdre | 13% Syrah
Aged 14 months in 65% new French oak barrels
181 cases produced | unfined and unfiltered

Wine Advocate | 94
The 2007 Veracity, a blend of 48% Grenache, 39% Mourvedre, and the rest Syrah, is a sexy style of wine with a beautiful nose of kirsch, black currant, lavender, and sweet earth.  A healthy dark ruby color, the wine is succulent, fleshy, full-bodied, and totally charming.  It is impossible to resist, yet it should drink well for another 5-6 years.  – (Robert Parker)

Wine Spectator | 92
Shows off ripe, juicy huckleberry and boysenberry fruit that’s pure, complex and balanced, gaining depth and nuance.  Firms on the finish, which is long and persistent. Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Drink now through 2016.  – (James Laube)

Rhone Report | 93
A blend of 48% Grenache, 39% Mourvédre and 13% Syrah, the 2007 Veracity was reticent on the nose but opened up nicely with air to show pure, fresh aromatics.  Beautiful blackberry jam notes are mixed with spiced meat, underbrush and a hint of sweet oak on the nose and these carries over onto the palate where the wine is medium to full bodied, textured, balanced and silky.  This showed more structure on the second day and is a knockout wine to drink over the next 10 years.  – (Jeb Dunnuck)

International Wine Cellar | 90
Opaque purple.  Black cherry, plum, menthol and spicy oak on the pungent nose. Supple and smooth on entry, then spicy and energetic in the middle, with brighter red berry character and a strong note of white pepper. The spicy note strongly informs the persistent, sappy finish, which leaves sweet red fruit notes behind. The grenache is really showing itself now.  – November/December 2009 (Josh Raynolds)

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