Part of the joy I get in hosting VINO POP events is bringing wineries of all sizes to our Orange County table. Cordant Winery, though small, punches above its weightclass - famed critics like Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnick certainly agree.
The Taylor family has been producing wines in Paso Robles with fruit sourced from highly prized, sustainably-farmed vineyards from the Central Coast. Cordant focuses on curating Pinot Noir and Rhone varietal wines. Each vineyard for Cordant is hand selected based on its ability to express a unique location. The wines are made naturally, without an agenda, yet with close attention to detail.
I had the pleasure of trying their 2019 Grenache and immediately called Evan to ask a bunch of wine geeky questions because it was such a beautiful, rugged yet refined drinking experience. (I didn't know at the time that this Grenache had recently scored 95 by Robert Parker.)
Proprietor, brand ambassador and member of the Taylor family, EVAN TAYLOR came down to lead a special tasting of 5 wines (plus a bonus!) that showcased the beauty of vineyards they're from.
2021 Cordant Resolution Rhone White Blend
2021 Cordant Hyperbole Pinot Noir
2019 Nelle Bedlam Red Blend
2019 Nelle Central Coast Grenache
2019 Nelle Central Coast Syrah
**PLUS a bonus wine*