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Grape Variety: Paseante Noir

Variety Name Paseante Noir
All Synonyms Walker 09331-047
Countries of Origin United States of America
Species 97% V. vinifera, 1.5% V. arizonica, 1.5% V. rupestris
Breeder Andrew Walker
Institution University of California, Davis
Year Released 2019
Berry Color Black
Uses Wine
Comments Pierce's disease resistant winegrape. This red wine grape is 97% V. vinifera, has characteristics of Zinfandel Cabernet Sauvignon and is highly resistant to Pierce’s Disease. It is established in field trials in Temecula and along the Napa River, where commercial scale wines have been made. It blooms relatively late, but ripens mid-season. The berries are medium and the clusters are well-filled and relatively large. Although this selection is spur fruitful it typically has only one cluster per shoot and is more productive with cane pruning. Wines from this selection have been ranked highly at numerous tastings of Davis and Napa grown fruit. Tasting comments include: medium dark red with purple; berry pie, cassis, black olive, herbal, dried hay, coee, vegetal like Cabernet Sauvignon, licorice, round, moderate tannins, soft finish. Technical: This red wine grape variety was bred by Dr. Andrew Walker and is 50% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, and 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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  Paseante Noir 01 (proprietary)
Registration Status Provisional Provisional Status is an important term used in the regulations of the California Department of Food & Agriculture's Grapevine Registration & Certification Program. Grapevine selections with Provisional Status have successfully completed all required disease testing, but have not been confirmed as true to variety. Propagation material from Provisional selections qualifies for release subject to the understanding on the part of the customer that the identity has yet to be confirmed.
Proprietary Proprietary- cannot be distributed without written permission from owner.
Patented / Proprietary Proprietary Patented
Comments This red wine grape is 97% V. vinifera, has characteristics of Zinfandel Cabernet Sauvignon and is highly resistant to Pierce’s Disease.