Peachy Canyon 2004 Jester

Posted on September 18, 2009

Peachy Canyon Winery has been owned and operated by the Beckett family since 1988. Located just off Highway 46 West, Peachy Canyon is in the heart of Paso Robles. Along with farming 100 acres of their own grapes, the Becketts work with over twenty local growers to meet their increasing production that has grown from a few hundred to over 60,000 cases. Peachy Canyon specializes in Zinfandel with six or seven different labels devoted to this unique varietal, such as the Westside Zinfandel. Of course, they have several other offerings, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Viognier.


Winery - Peachy Canyon Winery

Location - Paso Robles, California

Wine - Peachy Canyon 2004 Jester

Grape Varieties - 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petit Sirah, 20% Syrah, 4% Merlot

Appellation - Paso Robles

Alcohol - 14.3% v/v

Price -$19 USD

Nose/Aroma - Cooked plums and blackberries with a hint of tomato leaf.

Palate/Flavors - Jammy raspberries and dark fruit upfront, supported by nice acid structure and a medium body. The long finish of aniseed and cedar is rather bitter but not particularly astringent. Instead, the tannins are soft and coating. 

Food Pairing - Gorgonzola stuffed sirloin burgers with Waldorf potato salad. 

Comments - This is a very approachable, user friendly wine. The fruit is almost overwhelming. I think it has aged well but is probably at or near its peak. Great wine for the price, with a cool label.