Len Gelfand has been producing award-winning wines for years on his private 15 acres estate in Paso Robles, California. Together, Bobby and Len have formulated these three amazing red wine blends: The Flying Eagle, The Pro and The Impact Zone Red. The 2013 Blends are bold and smooth. In 2015, Bobby and Len announced the creation of the S3 Syrah and the C3 Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally all the 2013 wines are made available in the standard .750 ml bottles and now the new Magnum (1.5 ml bottle) size. Taste for yourself the 2013 Clampett Cellars Collection and how GOOD it really is!
2013 IMPACT ZONE RED- $79/Bottle, 15.9% alc. An award winning blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 15% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Syrah. Like the name implies, this is our quest to make a very special wine. We also refer to this wine as our “Flagship Wine.” It is a Meritage, a blending of our best barrels, and will vary from year to year so as to achieve the most elegant style of wine we can make. A simple description for this wine is happiness in a bottle. From its deep color to hints of cedar on the nose, to the rich stone fruit and taste of cocoa on the pallet to the long, smooth finish with the perfect balance of tannins, this is a reminder of why this is our flagship wine. This is a gorgeous wine that will go with your simplest dishes to your most lavish formal meals.
2013 C3 Cabernet Sauvignon- $69/Bottle, 16.1% alc. This year’s Cab comes screaming right out of the bottle, with a deep ruby color and ripe plum and young peppercorn on the nose. But luckily the taste is the best part. Lush layers of berry, oak and green pepper coat the mouth right up front. It then leads into a mid-palate of graphite, cinnamon and vanilla and finally a lingering earthy, leathery finish with hints of nutmeg and anise. This wine has a big tannic structure making it even better with a year or two or three of further aging. Pick a course and this wine will make you happy – from aged cheese to a New York steak to a flourless chocolate cake.
2013 S3 Syrah- $59/Bottle, 15.0% alc. A native of the Rhone Valley, this grape now flourishes all over the world. “Down Under”, it’s known as Shiraz. This grape is made in many styles, from light, crisp and fruity to dark, heavy and earthy. Ours is definitely of the latter style. This is a wine that goes well not only with meats, but can also be paired with fish and fowl. Earthy yet bold, elegant and dark with a complex nose, hints of cocoa and currants with a smooth finish.
2013 THE PRO- $59/Bottle, 15.1% alc. 50% Syrah and 50% Zinfandel, The spiciness of this years Zin fully complements the earthiness of the Syrah. The wine starts with strong black coffee and spice on the nose which opens right up. From its appearance, it looks light and bright – yet the taste is bold, and very complex. In just a few minutes, we experienced hints of malted chocolate, dark plum, white pepper, licorice and lots of dark berries. With less tannins than most of our others from this vintage, this is a wine that can be enjoyed now. Will go great with just about any spicy foods, barbecue, pizza, and even the perfect complement with a Thanksgiving feast.
2013 FLYING EAGLE RED- $69/Bottle, 15.2% alc. A blend of 70% Petite Syrah, and 10% each of Cab, Syrah and Zinfandel. This Menage is our version of an easy going wine that pairs well with just about everything. Its deep , dark and inky color yield immediate hints of cedar, tobacco & pepper on the nose. And the first sip coats the mouth with black and blue berries finally leading to a smooth long, dark chocolate & berry finish. Drinking great right now, but with big tannins & good acidity, this wine will also age well and continue to mellow out.
Produced and Bottled by Gelfand Vineyards
5530 Dresser Ranch Place, Paso Robles, CA 93446