In this month's issue of the Wine Spectator (March 2009), James Laube writes "California Syrah keeps getting better-and its ranks deeper" and as a Rhône-style producer, we couldn’t agree more! To prove his point and ours, James put together a list of the newest and hottest "10 Emerging California Rhône Producers" from the Golden State. Not to our surprise or anyone else’s... the majority of his Rhône producers were from the Central Coast of California. Three were from Paso Robles, the best AVA on the West Coast to grow Rhône varietals. Edward Sellers was one of them!
The Spectator writes about Edward Sellers: "The entire lineup of Rhône-inspired wines from this 30-acre Paso Robles vineyard is impressive for its depth and value. Winemaker Amy Butler specializes in small lots of balanced and focused bottlings. Le Thief contains Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre; Cuvée des Cinq is a five grape blend based on Mourvèdre."
Thanks again Spectator for recognizing our style of Rhône wines from Edward Sellers.