Paydirt Going For Broke 2018 | Hitting Paydirt!
Paydirt Going For Broke 2018 presents a Medium ruby hue. Exotic berry pie notes with baking spice seasoning. While, the palate is brambly with elements of cherry pie, crushed blackberries, and dried cranberries. Juicy through and through. The dominant Zinfandel component claims it mark, but nice secondary spice notes come from the small percentages of Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Mourvedre. This “kitchen sink” blend also has a dash of Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon. Excellent spicy, bone-dry finish. This has house red written all over it and is perfect for BBQ fare.
Going for Broke is about the “Art of Discovery” and the hunt for quality sites from the state’s early settlers. So, Patrick, the ultimate winemaking visionary, uses the history embedded in California’s vines to tell the story of a century and half of the winemaking. “Regarding terroir, there is no wine that I am aware of that punctuates the terroir of California more than Paydirt and more than the Paydirt story.”
Patrick McNeil has pioneering blood | Prisoner part deux
When Patrick first conspired with winemaker Dave Phinney to market the Prisoner in the early 2000s, the mixed-block Zinfandel blend sold for $17.99, but now it retails between $37.00 to $50.00++. For the exclusive early adopter price of $18.99, the juicy Paydirt release shares the concentrated, bramble-fruit forward spirit that made the Prisoner California’s best-known red blend. Nearly 20 years later, it’s still rare to find this level of winemaking and this level of fruit for under $20.
Patrick McNeil has pioneering blood. He spent his first years at Stags’ Leap Winery after his father and Carl Doumani purchased the fabled estate in 1970. His grandfather was a label artist for some of California’s first bonded wineries. And while his great-great-grandfather hit “paydirt” during the California Gold Rush, Patrick quarries mega-successful brands in California’s wine country, including Orin Swift and The Prisoner.
Exotic berry pie and a deep cherry core | Like a Liquid Goldmine
So, the dominant Zinfandel component (often called the “Gold Rush Grape”) claims its mark with exotic berry pie notes and a deep cherry core from some of the state’s earliest plantings. Old-vine Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Barbera pepper the remainder of this blend with spicy allure. This style explodes with bravado and will weaken the knees of California red-blend purists. And especially when paired with a plate of ribs.
Like Patrick McNeil, we’ll place our bets on a style and terroir that has surpassed the test of time. With depth, persistence, and vision, we see Paydirt as the next Prisoner. While sold at the price of the cult classic’s first release. Yet, with a track record that led to stardom and an unbeatable price. As a result, the Paydirt Going For Broke 2018 is like a liquid goldmine, ready to be discovered.