Contrast is a perfect example of what is possible in California but nearly outlawed in France: a combination of Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc.
When it comes to the “different & eclectic” offerings the Fabre brothers were looking to craft, Contrast is nearly the definition. In France, these varietals from Bordeaux, Loire and Burgundy are competitors; in Paso Robles, their opposing terroirs and characteristics work in harmony to deliver a stunningly unique wine. Crafted in a Chablis manner, the acidity and brightness are garnered from the Chardonnay. The Sauvignon Blanc is allowed an extended ripening to bring about tropical notes. From these two contrasting varietals comes a textured and chalky Chardonnay balanced by crisp fresh notes of the Sauvignon Blanc and a minerally driven, palate coating finish.