Category Archives for "Magistrate"

Magistrate New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker, thinks their New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a very interesting wine with a grassy bell pepper aroma and high fruit notes of guava and stone fruit. This wine is great if you want something crisp and refreshing on a hot summer day lounging by the pool or out at a lake.  Pairs well with mozzarella or chevre. 

Magistrate Paso Robles Merlot

Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker thinks the Paso Robles Merlot is a very archetypal passover merlot, describing it as very fruit forward with a soft and opulent mouth feel. You will notice notes of plum, blackberries, as well as some nice cola spice and a touch of vanilla. This merlot is an everyday wine that you reach for when having pizza with some friends. Pairs well with aged gouda and asiago.

Magistrate Paso Robles Red Blend

Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker talks about the Paso Restitution Red Blend as a very full bodied red. You will notice notes of anise, herbs, and cloves along with an interesting cedar top note. This wine has a very structured mouth feel. It pairs well with a roasted lamb shank with garlic and rosemary, and some steamed vegetables or a pork tenderloin. Pairs well with aged gouda or asiago.

Magistrate Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker thinks their Paso Cabernet Sauvignon is a full bodied fruit forward wine. You will notice notes of black cherry, blackberry, bramble fruit and currants. You will experience some nice oak spice as well as a full body and a long finish. This wine pairs well with an elegant meal or with friends on a Friday night when you throw some steaks on the grill.  Pairs well with aged cheddars or aged gouda.

Magistrate Wine Collection Overview

Kip Lorenzetti, Magistrate Winemaker talks about the Magistrate Family of wines who have garnered over 150 awards over their 15 years. Magistrate provides a wine that is unpretentious and elegant.  The hallmark of this brand is their Paso Robles AVA which is a very unique AVA in California with the largest diurnal temperature swing of any AVA. Days can get as hot as 110 degrees celsius and drop into the 40’s in the evening which really drives those fruit flavors and aromatics forward while at the same time developing very robust tannins. Magistrate conveys a level of opulence with wines showcasing what the region can do.