The east side of the of the Paso Robles AVA, is warm but nights do not get as cool as the western part of Paso Robles because it does not receive the cool ocean breeze. The topography is uneven, with steep rolling hills. The varietals for The Chemist are fermented separately and blended before bottling. The Chemist was aged in French oak barrels, 20% which are new.

2017 Smokescreen "The Chemist" Paso Robles Red Blend

  • Our new 2017 Chemist is a unique blend of GSM, Petite Sirah & Tempranillo. The wine is still a baby but still gives a voluptuous, full-bodied, gorgeously polished mouth feel, with ultra-fine tannin. It has beautiful Grenache fruit, lots of pepper and underbrush nuances, a great mid-palate and a big, long finish. More nuanced and elegant than outright powerful, it’s going to evolve gracefully.

  • Varietal:

    Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo


    Paso Robles

    Alcohol Content:


    Barrel Description:

    French Barrels, 20% new

    Cellar Potential:

    10-12 years

    Winemaking Info:



    Paul Johnson, Gary Galleron


PO BOX 10023

Napa, CA 94581

Tel: 707.501.5703

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