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New Paso Robles winery blazes a fresh trail with creative blends
Recognizing the potential of the site, it was carefully planted into 25 micro-blocks from which the ONX Wines would arise. Taking an avante-garde approach, a mix of 12 varieties were planted in order to give a broad palette for creating blends
With 13 diverse varieties planted on their 57-acre estate vineyard, ONX has created an ‘artist’s palette’ of flavors from which they create their distinctive wines. “Here in Paso Robles, we are blessed with a climate that is ideal for growing a wide range of varieties, without being tied to any kind of regional traditions” notes ONX Winemaker Aaron Jackson. “We can grow what we want, the way we want to, and focus on blending varieties without boundaries.”
Lying 11 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the famed “Templeton Gap” of Westside Paso Robles, ONX’s estate vineyard features rocky soils and a warm climate that is moderated by cool ocean breezes that arrive each afternoon. Large diurnal swings in temperature, from up to 100 degrees during the day to as low as 40 degrees at night are common, a unique occurrence that ONX feels makes their site even more ideal for the diversity of varieties they have planted. The rolling topography of the vineyard also makes for many different sun exposures, which allows for each variety to be matched with just the right microclimate.
The 2009 offerings from ONX stay true to their vision of creating non-traditional wines, with a portfolio of 4 distinctively different blends. Described as “mating the traditional with the unorthodox,”
For additional information on ONX Wine and their wines, contact Jenny Freck or visit http://www.onxwine.com.
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ONX Estate Wines are fashioned in an avant garde style to bring bold but elegant wine to your dining and social experience. The eclectic offering of Rhône wines with subtle Bordeaux blends are achieved by the unique estate vineyards.