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At Lone Madrone, they believe strongly that in order to produce wines of the highest caliber, you must first start with grapes that are of exceptional quality. To that end, they go to great lengths to procure grapes from small, locally owned, and sustainable farmed vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles. Based on what we tasted, those efforts are paying off.

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Lone Madrone 2013 “Points West White” Blend

Grape(s): 49% Roussanne, 30% Picpoul Blanc, 15% Viognier, & 6% Marsanne

Region: Paso Robles , Ca

Price: 30-35

Tasting Notes:

Fragrances of peaches, tropical fruits, honey, and citrus blossoms rise up from a glass. A sip delivers flavors of peach, pineapple, and kiwi that unfold into whispers of honey and white blossoms. Rich and round with a pleasant acidity, enjoy a bottle on a warm spring evening.  389 cases produced.

Rating: 90

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Lone Madrone 2014 Picpoul Blanc

Grape(s): 100% Picpoul Blanc

Region: Paso Robles , Ca

Price: 30-35

Tasting Notes:

Notes of tropical and citrus fruits come together with a suggestion of minerals on the nose. With a sip, flavors of grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple open up into a hint of herbs. A bright acidity and lush fruit make this a fine match for swordfish. 174 cases were made.

Rating: 91

DD2013 Oveja Negra

Lone Madrone 2013 “Oveja Negra” Blend

Grape(s): 58% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache, & 2% Counoise

Region: Paso Robles , Ca

Price: 45-50

Tasting Notes:

Aromatics of black cherries, plums, and blackberries meld with hints of leather and spice on the nose. Highlights of blackberry, cherry, and raspberry emerge on the palate, along with bright peppery and gamy accents. A smooth wine with hearty flavors, open a bottle with chicken fajitas. Only 94 cases produced.

Rating: 90

2012 The Dodd

Lone Madrone 2012 “The Dodd” Blend

Grape(s): 48% Tannat, 23% Zinfandel, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 14% Petite Verdot

Region: Paso Robles , Ca

Price: 35-40

Tasting Notes:

Blackberry, dark cherry, and blueberry aromas mingle with nuances of dark chocolate, white pepper, and earth on the nose. The palate offers flavors of blueberries, blackberries, and plums that flow into allusions of cocoa, spice, and minerals. A mouth-filling blend with rich tannins, a beef stew would make a fine companion. 539 cases were made.

Rating: 90