Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula is proud to announce two new releases, now available in our tasting room and our online store! We're constantly striving to improve, building on our great traditions and long history of award winning, top quality production. This month we're releasing new vintages of two of our most popular wine varieties - Solanus dessert wine, and our 2011 Petite Sirah.
Solanus - Mount Palomar Winery has a long and well known tradition of producing dessert wines, in particular our Solera Cream Sherry. Both our Sherry and our Solanus dessert wine are made using Palomino and Pedro Ximenez grapes, grown in our vineyard. The grapes then undergo different kinds of fermentation, so that despite coming from the same grapes and both being dessert wines, the wines are very distinct. Solanus is a heavily fragrant wine with prominent scents of butterscotch and carnations. The wine is smooth, with syrupy tastes of Barlett Pear, passion fruit and quince. This wine can be served either cold to bring forward fresh elements with a lighter sweetness, or at room temperature for heavy robust concentrated flavors. Click here to buy Solanus online!
2011 Petite Sirah - Wine Club Exclusive! Petite Sirah and Syrah are frequently confused, especially in the United States, but are definitely different varietals. Petite Sirah was produced in the 1860s by Francois Durif by crossing Syrah, the father vine, with Peloursin. Since then California has become the primary home for the variety, traditionally interplanting it with Zinfandel and Barbera, and then harvesting late to produce a field blend and a big, jammy, high alcohol wine. Mount Palomar Winery’s 2011 Petite Sirah has soft scents of lavender, complimented by earthy spice and fresh cedar. It is full in the mouth with firm tannins. The tastes are of cherry black pepper with hints of vanilla balanced with mild citrus tang. This is a robust wine so allow it to breathe a moment and swirl to release its’ full character. Great pairings include heavier dishes of beef, lamb and BBQ. Wine club members can click here to buy it online, or click here to join the wine club online.