Castello della Costa d'Oro is planted in Pinot Noir vines. This heritage varietal is one of the oldest grapes to be cultivated for winemaking.
Great Pinot Noir creates a
lasting impression on the palate and in the memory.
is often one of the most complex of all varietals
be intense with a ripe-grape or black cherry aroma,.
full-bodied and rich but not heavy, high in alcohol,
acidic nor tannic, with substantial flavor despite
The most appealing quality of Pinot Noir may be its
velvety texture. When right, it is like liquid silk,
caressing the palate.
The estate enjoys an enviable location immediately adjacent to the fastest growing wine region in the state, the Paso Robles AVA.
• Largest and most diverse wine region in California – distinct soils, many microclimates, unique topography.
• Fastest growing American Viticultural Area (AVA) in California: 26,000 vineyard acres and more than a five-fold increase over the past decade from 35 to over 180 bonded wineries ranging from nationally distributed, mid-size to boutique.
• Greatest diurnal (day to night) temperature swing (typically 40 to 50 degrees during the growing season) of any appellation in California due to cooling marine air of Pacific Ocean.
• One of the longer and most consistent growing seasons for wine grapes in California, giving Paso Robles vines plenty of time to produce fully mature fruit, while overnight cooling keeps the grapes’ acid chemistry in balance.
• More calcareous soils than any other California AVA.
• Zinfandel, the heritage wine grape variety.
• Cabernet Sauvignon, the AVA’s largest planted wine grape variety with diversity of distinct gold medal winning styles foundthroughout the region.
• California’s “Rhône Zone,” an important AVA for premium Syrah, and largest coastal acreage of Syrah, Viognier, and Roussane in California.
• Known for its proprietary Paso Robles blends -- innovative Bordeaux, Rhône and Zinfandel blends.
To the south, the Edna Valley just outside of San Luis Obispo also hosts premium wineries in a specatcular setting. Wine tasting opportunities within half an hour of the estate number in the hundreds.