$85 (Wine Club Reorder $75)
Named after the Billy Joel song “Worse Comes To Worst”, this Petite Sirah by Songs is brand spanking new to the wine world. So brand new, the only information we could find on them is their Instagram profile and a glowing review from Wine Enthusiast magazine. Luckily, we have the insider scoop for you on this exclusive new winery.
Edgar Torres’ father moved to Cambria, CA years ago to give his children the opportunity to live a better life. Edgar’s wine journey started when he was a waiter in Paso Robles. Being surrounded by like minded people and friends that encouraged him to continue his wine education led him to taking a new path as a Cellar Rat (meaning he worked in the cellar of a winery helping them make wine – it’s hard work!). His passion for making great wine eventually led him to start his own private label, Bodega de Edgar, in honor of his Spanish heritage.
Since 2007 when he launched Bodega de Edgar, he has grown production from 300 cases to 3,500 cases a year. Now, after perfecting his ‘everyday drinker’ wine selections, Edgar wanted to create something exclusive and special: Songs. He makes only 3 wines under this label, a Petite Sirah, Grenache, and Syrah. Each with their own song title, “Worse Comes To Worst,” “Dreams,” and “Coming Home.”
“Concentrated aromas of black fruit, tar and cracked pepper are savory, ripe and appealing on the nose of this bottling. The pepper-crusted beef flavors of the palate pair with light rosemary, rich blueberry and buoyant acidity, and firm tannins ensure that these elements will sing even more harmoniously in time. Drink 2023–2038.” – 95 Points– Wine Enthusiast
An epic food pairing with this wine would be Pollo con Mole. The high tannins and smoky fruit flavors have the ability to pair with exotic herbs and spices.
Taylor Morgan – July 2021