Beringer 2016 Waymaker Red Blend
92 Points James Suckling - "A juicy and fruity red with dark berry, cherry and spice aromas and flavors. Full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. A fun blend of syrah, petite sirah, cabernet sauvignon, and malbec. Lovely wine to drink now."
This is built to be a “grillin” wine, perfect with BBQ, ready to stand up to the more intense flavors of roasted meats and stews. Medium-bodied and juicy, the blend shows off firm tannins, accented by ripe plum, cocoa and a slightly tart but seductive mouthfeel.
Camatta Hills is a 600-acre vineyard nestled among the rolling hills near the town of Paso Robles. The Cuesta Ridge coastal mountain range to the west protects the vineyard, allowing for even ripening with hot daytime temperatures balanced by cooling Pacific Ocean breezes and maritime fog in the evenings. In fact, Paso Robles has the highest diurnal range of any wine region in California - up to 50ºͦF - which provides Paso's trademark acidity. Camatta'sincredibly chalky limestone soils lend the grapes their most distinctive characteristics. Restrictive soils and small canopies create vines that must stress themselves to reach moisture and nutrients, resulting in great flavor and tannin development.