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Dark Star Cellars

Dark Star Cellars Established in 1994, Dark Star Cellars annual production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah and our meritage blend Ricordati hovers around 3,000 cases. Our focus is on producing small lots of ultra-premium hand crafted red wines. We feel our success comes from a gentle treatment of our wines from harvest to bottling. To that end, our grapes are hand harvested and slowly fermented. After fermentation our dedication to "synthetic gravity", the use of low pressure pneumatic pumps and nitrogen racking, allows each wine to be gently moved from one stage of its life to another, ultimately allowing each wine to reach its fullest potential. Many wineries will tell you that they are a small family winery. In their minds a staff of fifty producing 100,000 cases is small. At Dark Star it's Me, my son Brian, my daughter Nicole, and my wife Susan. That's it. Some days we make wine, some days we sit on tractors, and not often enough, some days we watch sunsets, but everyday it's just us. Every single bottle we produce has our finger prints on it. If we don't do it, it doesn't get done. When you serve a bottle of our wine at your table you are serving a beverage we hand made, wine that we are tremendously proud of.


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2985 anderson Road, Paso Robles, CA, US, 93446 Email:
Phone: 805-237-2389 Web:
Fax: 805-237-2589
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  Anderson Road
Anderson Road is a wonderful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%),Syrah(40%)and Petite Syrah (10%). I didn’t spend a lot of time on the name (check our address) but we did spent a lot of time coming up with a great wine.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet is really full bodied. On the nose it’s deep cherry and strawberry jam with spice that melts into a thick berry mouth framed in full tannins that linger on the finish. That’s my best “wine geek” descriptor yet! The real story on this wine is, it’s yummy. “Yummy” is my favorite technical term. If you want to know pH, TA, Brix, yeast strains, an ML nutrients, stop by with some beer and I’ll make your eyes glaze over with techno babble!
A celebration of Harvest! To make this wine, we remove 100 gals of juice from each lot of grapes that comes to the winery during harvest. We place all the juice in one tank and slowly ferment it at forty degrees during the entire harvest, adding juice each time we harvest a vineyard. At the end of Harvest we celebrate by warming the tank and finishing the wine. This wine was fermented over a two month period. This wine should be served cold. An ice chest is a good start! Serving in glasses is optional.
For me, this Merlot exhibits plum, white pepper, strawberry jam, and maple syrup. I love this wine!
2003 was the "year of the color". This wine ROCKS! It exhibits plum, white pepper, strawberry jam, and maple syrup. I love this wine!
Ricordati (always remember) Is a complex Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (63%), Merlot (30%), and Cabernet Franc (7%). This wine in its ten year history has won 18 Gold Medals and a Best In Class at International Wine Competitions. Deep, Dark, Cherry, Plum, Raspberry, Maple. Excellent with Pastas, Red Sauces and Meats.
This wine comes from the first nine rows on the top of a twenty acre slope. These rows create a distinctive nose similar to the wines of the Rhone region. Deep, Cherry, Leather, Sage, Toasted Vanilla, Maple. Excellent with Grilled Meats, Lamb and Pork.
Our Zins are produced in the “Old School” style of well balanced, medium alcohol, and ripe not raisin flavors. Plum, Pepper, Raspberry, Spice. This wine works well with anything from pizza to chocolate covered cherries.
This Zin is ultra ripe with out those pesky raisin flavors. "BIG" would be a good word. Plum, Pepper, Raspberry, Spice. This wine works well with anything from pizza to chocolate covered cherries.
  Zinfandel Port
Rocket Fuel Zinfandel Port. I love this wine! When you have this Zin Port with raspberry cream chocolates... You'll see God!


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