PharaohMoans Paso Robles Syrah
We have produced only 350 cases of our Rhone-style wine, which is aging gracefully in a combination of Tarransaud, Saury and L’Ermite French oak. Our vineyards are located in the West Paso Robles appellation whose sloping hills are broadly exposed to the Pacific ocean climatic influences.
"We" are John Schwartz, owner of Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley, and Chef Bryan Ogden, recipient of the James Beard Award for best restaurant 2003. With our combined 35 years in the wine and food industry, we have teamed up with winemaker Guillaume Fabre.
The mutual objective was to create the best Syrah in California under the Paso Robles appellation. We have spared no expense, from farming to the bottle, to bring you a truly remarkable wine.
Winemaker Guillaume Fabre
Guillaume graduated with a Technical major in Winemaking, Oenology and Vineyard Management from the Lycée Charlemagne, Carcassonne, France. After graduating in 2001, he was selected to manage the Estate Domaine Sicard (125 acres), AOC Minervois, France, where he focused on improving the quality of wines during his two years there. He moved back to Bordeaux in 2003 to work on his parent's new property, Château Guionne (60 acres), Bourg, France. Always a student of his profession, Guillaume worked closely with Michel Roland's Consulting Company and the Laboratory Cousinié to develop his craft to the highest level of knowledge and his wines to the highest quality.
In 2006, he moved from France to Paso Robles, California and L'Aventure Winery. He has also taken on the challenge as winemaker, winegrower and owner of Clos Solène wines. Guillaume was attracted by the terroirs and climate of the area plus the opportunity to escape the Old World rules and regulations about wine in France. In America, Guillaume has embraced the opportunity to apply his skills, experience, and "savoir-faire" and the freedom to create world-class award-winning wines with his distinctive signature.