Don’t look for the term “boutique winery” in the dictionary — it’s not there! But most wine enthusiasts can agree that the boutique image includes a passionate artisan vineyard (perhaps family-owned), a fiercely individual and unique style, and limited production.
When you look at their passion for creating special small batch wines, you will agree, this is a team of people who take a boutique approach to their wine.
We are pleased to present a special tasting with Tyler Russell from Cordant-Nelle Winery in Paso Robles, California.
Come join us as we taste through 5 wines on August 29th 5pm to 8pm at Steve’s Wine Bar in Denton, Texas.
It all started for Tyler (a California native) while working in a wine shop in Upstate New York. While stocking shelves and conversing with customers about wine, Tyler quickly discovered that he had a role to play in this industry.
In his early 20’s, Tyler packed his bags and headed to Paso Robles to pursue his dreams. It didn’t take long for him to get a tasting room gig at Dover Canyon Winery where he was shown the ropes of the trade, honing his knowledge while performing any job big or small. After Dover Canyon Tyler began methodically crafting his winemaking and cellar skills at other Paso Robles wineries including Justin, Zenaida and Calcaerous, while investing his spare time into his own project called Nelle Winery which produced its first wines in 2008.
In 2014 Tyler joined forces with business partner David Taylor to create Tyler David Wine Works, which continues the Nelle label and also created the Cordant Winery label.
We will be tasting 5 of Tyler’s wines at this event.
The 2016 Cordant Central Coast Pinot Noir boasts loads of fresh potpourri, pomegranate cherry, Palo Santo, and leather on the nose. The nose is confirmed on the palate with added Earl Grey and dried orange peel. Perfectly in balance, this wine is soft and elegant.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Sourced from a selection of vineyards in Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Rita Hills, and Edna Valley, where each site is picked at optimum ripeness determined by taste.
340 Cases produced. Cellar potential 6-10 years.
The 2016 Nelle Grenache is a blend of several Central Coast Grenache vineyards from Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County. It is rich and savory, with a beautiful herbaceous quality, as well as caramelized fig, black olive, black pepper, fennel and purple-flower flavors. This wine will easily seduce you into finishing the whole bottle.
267 cases produced. Cellar potential 10-12 years.
The 2016 Nelle Syrah is a blend of several Central Coast Syrah vineyards, from Paso Robles, Monterey County, and Santa Barbara County. Blending vineyards that include both cooler climate and warmer climate characteristics, this Syrah is dense and robust. Flavors of A&W Root Beer float, warm vanilla bean, campfire, espresso, scorched earth, and river mint. This wine will continue to develop beautifully over the next 3+ years.
434 cases produced. Cellar Potential 8-10 years.
The 2016 Nelle Coastview Vineyard Syrah – The Coastview Vineyard is located in the Gabilan Mountains in Monterrey County. Elevated 2000 feet above the Salinas Valley, it is planted in decomposed granite and veins of limestone. This Syrah is full of deep meat complexity and the aromas are fresh and fruity in its youth. This Syrah is bright with inky dense blackberry, Asian plum, fresh ground black pepper, dried lavender and silky tannins. It is balanced and shows great aging potential.
98 cases produced. Cellar potential 8-12 years.
The 2016 Nelle Maniacal - Paso Robles - Grenache takes the spotlight in this blend "GSM" showcasing beautiful blue and black fruit flavors. On the mid-palate, Syrah shows its pretty little face in the form of roasted coffee, meat, and pencil shaving. The finish is longer than this tasting note and leaves a lingering taste of purple violets and lavender.
50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre
199 cases produced. Cellar potential 8-12 years.