I tasted several wines during my visit and it's clear to me Marshall hasn't lost his touch. The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc was crisp and reminiscent of a New Zealand Sauv Blanc. The 2010 White Merlot surprised me because I didn't expect to like it.
The emphasis here is on slowing the pace of life, winding back the clock to an earlier time. When you approach the tasting room, you get the feeling you could be in Europe. A bright red exterior with striped awnings and the words Rhône, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Dijon, Marseilles and others beckon you to enter.
Robert thinks big and he thinks outside the box. No other Temecula Valley winery focuses on Italian varietals to the extent that Robert does. Currently his line up is 95% Italian and that percentage will soon go up to 98. His focus is on esoteric Italian varietals, but of course you'll find Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio there.