A postmark is an official seal traditionally stamped on letters to indicate a significant place and date. At Postmark, we have partnered with the finest growers in Paso Robles to craft a wine that showcases the region’s extraordinary Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine reflects the character of its roots yielding a beautifully concentrated, well-structured wine with layers of depth and complexity.
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah, 5% Merlot
- Paso Robles
- Templeton Gap, Adelaida, El Pomar, Estrella
- 0.60 g/100 ml
- Aged 15 months in 100% French oak 35% new, 65% neutral
The 2021 Growing Season
The 2021 growing season in Paso Robles began with an atmospheric river event that brought half of the region’s rainfall in one storm. February and March were cool and dry, with record low rainfall in some areas. The drought conditions resulted in small canopies and berries, increasing the overall concentration in the grapes. Summer brought ideal weather, with no major heat events and temperatures consistently between 85º F and 95º F. Even and steady ripening throughout Paso Robles compacted harvest, allowing us to bring in all of our fruit by October 13th, with our Bordeaux-varietal grapes offering incredible color and structure with beautiful dark fruit flavors.
Experience the 2021 Vintage
Embodying the generosity of great Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine offers alluring aromas of raspberry compote, fresh blueberry and caramel, with notes of sage and sweet baking spices. The blueberry and raspberry notes are echoed on the bright, structured palate, where they mingle with flavors of black currant, sassafras, and cocoa powder that linger throughout a long, luxurious finish.
Paso Robles Wine Country is centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s Central Coast. With a greater day-to-night temperature swing than any other appellation in California, distinct microclimates, diverse soils, and a long growing season, Paso Robles is a unique wine region blessed with optimal growing conditions for producing premium and ultra-premium wines.
The area sees rainfall levels that vary from desert-like 10 inches/year up to 40 inches in the higher elevation regions, reaching up to 2400 feet on the west side with lower sites in the east starting around 700 feet. The region encompasses over 612,000 acres, making it California’s largest AVA, but only 40,000 of those acres are planted to grapevines. There are more than 60 wine grape varieties grown in Paso Robles, ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to Syrah, Viognier and Roussanne, to Zinfandel, the area’s heritage wine varietal.
A gifted winemaker, with more than 15 years of experience making wines on California’s acclaimed Central Coast, Katie Povah brings a deep and nuanced understanding of the Paso Robles wine region to her role at Postmark. From working with our grower partners to overseeing harvest, winemaking, blending and bottling, Katie strives to express the luxurious power and complexity of great Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.
“Paso Robles is second only to Napa Valley in terms of Cabernet Sauvignon plantings,” says Katie. “It is also the source for some of California’s most exciting wines. By applying the experience, vision and values that define the Duckhorn Portfolio to our Postmark winemaking program, we are excited to be bringing this world-class wine region to an even wider audience of wine lovers."
Born in Sonoma County, Katie grew up in a family of avid wine enthusiasts. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in wine and viticulture in 2006, Katie was named the winemaker for the university’s inaugural vintage of Cal Poly Wines. In the years that followed Katie served on the winemaking teams at Kenneth Volk Wines, Niven Family Wine Estates and Center of Effort Wines, before being named the winemaker for Cambria in 2015, where she spent three years working alongside noted Winemaker Denise Shurtleff. Since joining the Duckhorn Portfolio in 2018, Katie has played an integral role in crafting wines that showcase the character and complexity of the Central Coast. In addition to her role as Postmark’s winemaker, Katie is also the Central Coast winemaker for the Duckhorn Portfolio.
Postmark Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is meant to invoke a time when people wrote letters, shared experiences, and came together to celebrate.