Deodoro the Name

rolls off the tongue,

musical to the ear,

suggestive of meaning.

Deodoro the Wines

poetry to the palate,

easy on the pocket,

limited production.

 

A couple barrels here, a few barrels there: our small-scale production allows us to pour often in Paso Robles, but seldom around the state. Snap up our fine efforts while you can. Visit us in Paso Robles on most weekends at Starr Ranch 9320 Chimney Rock Rd. 93446. Or call for appt. 805.237.1605 deodorocellars@gmail.com

 

Current Releases:

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

"Leather and coffee overlay dark ripe fruit and black currant. Soft tannic structure, food-friendly acidity. A lovely, long finish caps the experience.  All new Hungarian/American  oak." 75cases

2012 Pantheon

"Blend of Zin, Syrah and Grenache. Plenty of fruit in this wine with great front-to-back palate intensity." 68 cases

2012 Nepenthe

"Blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc and Petite Sirah. Lovely ripe fruit layered with notes of leather, unlit tobacco and savory grilled meats. Tannic presence adds grip." 72 cases

2012 Petite Sirah

"Dense color without agressive tannins. Blueberry, plum, light pepper and hints of tar. Rich and assertive without the one-dimensionality this varietal can show"   56 cases.

2013 Pinot Noir

"Fresh, bright notes of cranberry, pomegranate, cherry and that varietal torn leaf bramble. Wonderfully balanced. New French oak at 33%. " 75 cases

2013 Chardonnay

"Free of buttery aromas (no malo-lactic fermentation). Barrel fermented in new oak, aged 16 months in 50% new French oak. Pineapple, wood resin, toasted marshmallow on the nose with a caramel finish." 120 cases

2013 Euphoria

"Blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Malvasia Bianca and Viognier. Damp river stone minerality with lively citrus and floral highlights. No oak in this new world style." 125 cases

 

In 2004 on a sidewalk in San Luis Obispo a lapsed friendship was rekindled. More than 20 years ago Bob Fuller and Steve Haskins teamed  together to restore classic Volkswagen Bugs to support their education while at UCSD. Circumstances and distance conspired to separate the two until that chance encounter on the streets of the Central Coast. Bob had already embarked on a new career in winemaking, while Steve's creative juices were rather constrained by his law practice. A few brews later that day sealed the deal: a joint endeavor with their own label.  The first releases under the Deodoro label include Syrah, Chardonnay, Syrah, and a fanciful red blend named Nepenthe. Not shy nor ordinary, these wines offer up uncommon personality, not unlike the two masterminds behind the project!