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Quench + Temper Chapter III Bas Vineyard Paso Robles 2018  - First Bottle

Technical Details

  • Blend60% Graciano, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache
  • WinemakerBrennan Stover
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia
  • AppellationAdelaida District
  • VineyardBas Vineyard
  • Farming MethodOrganic Practices
  • Alcohol15.6%

Quench + Temper Chapter III Bas Vineyard Paso Robles 2018

Red Blends  |  US

SPECIAL: Price drops to $39.95 per bottle when you purchase 3 or more!
Organic Practices
0% off retail!

Where to start? First off, the wine really ROCKED us. That’s the most important thing. Honestly, this is one of the top discoveries we have made since we launched First Bottle, and we don’t say that lightly. A blockbuster blend of graciano, syrah, and grenache with utterly wicked pricing on just THREE BOTTLES that takes the discount to 33% OFF!

Brennan Stover, Turley Cellars' viticulturist for decades, has made one of the most exciting wines we tasted in a while, truly! If you’re the person always looking for the “next thing” or just masterfully-made wine that is completely under the radar, you need to read this, and get some of the few cases we have! Never submitted to the press, we only heard from a friend of a friend, and luckily made the connection. You can read our raves about it below, and with this fine pricing, we can’t say it enough! You need to try this!!

Plenty to read in the “About” section, but to sum it up, Brennan Stover, in 2013, saw potential in a piece of battered land, adjacent to a quarry in the Adelaida District, with siliceous shale stone and Miocene marine sediment, which he planted at high density (2,000 vines/acre). Brennan trained in the Échalas tradition found in the Cornas and Hermitage regions of the Northern Rhone valley in France. On 45+ degree slopes and with no irrigation, the vines represent extreme struggle and resiliency -- DRY-FARMED and ORGANIC.

Killer aromas of black raspberry and Michigan blueberries and huckleberry reduction mingle with cigar box and exotic spices. This is a blockbuster and not for the shy, but as always, these limestone and shale soils give the wines glorious acidity and wonderful lift. The palate is equally as powerful and super polished, delivering a Turley and Saxum-like experience that is layered and complex.

This is special stuff, and clearly, a label that is going to be getting some serious attention VERY soon -- stoked to be ahead of the pack! First come, first served!!

About the Producer

Quench & Temper is produced by Turley's longest standing employee who is also their awesome viticulturist. The story behind this wine is this vineyard was established in 2013. The vineyard was a mess with old beat up cars strewn across the landscape but Brennan saw potential. The soil was perfect for vineyards that is made up of siliceous shale and marine sediments. The vines are trained Echalas style, the traditional training of Cornas and Hermitage of the Northern Rhone Valley. The site is dry-farmed and the vines exhibit extreme stress and resilience. Hence where the name derives from, the extreme conditions of climate and site contribute to the development of strong vines which have survived the extremes of climate but have risen from the ashes to create this beautiful wine full of renewal and transformation. "Their struggle becomes their strength."