Paso Robles

Paso Robles /pæsəˈroʊbəlz/ (full name: El Paso de Robles 'The Pass of the Oaks') is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Located on the Salinas River north of San Luis Obispo, California, the city is known for its hot springs, its abundance of wineries, production of olive oil, almond orchards, and for playing host to the California Mid-State Fair.
Posts about Paso Robles
    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

      WineFashionista- 8 readers -
    • Avalon CAB 2012 - It's GOOD

      Our latest Costco find...tasty California Cab for about 8 bucks! 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 7% Zinfandel and 4% Merlot sourced from Napa Valley, Lodi, Paso Robles and Monterey County, California. SRP of $12 and available widely for as low as $7-$8, including at Costco. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "Avalon Winery produces only Cabernet Sauvignon.

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 3 readers -
    • Visit Cambria: El Colibri Hotel & Spa

      Another adventure in Cambria. Life could be worse. This visit to Cambria is brought to you by As some of you may know I am currently a Cambria ambassador which simply means, promote Cambria through my visits, my experiences, and my adventures. Annie (my wife) and I headed over to Cambria recently for an overnight away from Paso Robles…and away from our two ...

      Hoot n Annie- 8 readers -
  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Nov 17, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014

    2007 Villa Creek Garnacha Denner Vineyard 2012 Loring Wine Company Grenache Russell Family Vineyard 2007 Saxum Broken Stones 2011 Château Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drézéry Prestige 2009 Benovia Pinot Noir Bella Una Due to unpacking from a move from Wisconsin to South Carolina, some of these notes are short with very little background information.

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  • Paso Robles: Vine Street Christmas Lights

    … Paso Robles: Vine Street Christmas Lights This past Saturday evening was the annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase, which I prefer calling Vine Street Christmas. It’s another one of those holiday events that really shows the quaintness of Paso. They block off Vine Street from 8th St. to 21st St. between the hours of 6pm and 9pm…

    Hoot n Annie- 5 readers -
  • Giving the Gift of Wine

    … and bottlings from smaller, less well-known producers. Good choices for whites include floral Viognier or a rich Roussanne (Andrew Rich’s Roussanne is a perennial favorite and can be ordered online). Paso Robles' Tablas Creek makes consistently good Rhône white blends - try the 2012 Patelin de Tablas Blanc, $20. If your eclectic giftee’s taste…

    Write on Wines- 4 readers -
  • Wine of the Month Club a Suitable Gift of Wine

    … County, Arroyo Seco and Paso Robles. I don't often see Petite Sirah, so this wine was a treat for me. It delivered a lot of taste in a food ready wine. Not over the top and quite suitable to pair with grilled or smoked meats. Recommended. Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 13% Who is this Club for? The wines I received were both tasty and enjoyable wines…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 4 readers -
  • Crossing the Border Guards

    … likes to be left standing on the sideline when teams have been chosen. Watching this video made me realize that I have very little experience with Sta. Rita Hills AVA wines. I know that the Santa Rita Hills AVA was created in 2001, but renamed Sta. Rita Hills AVA in 2006 because of a protest by a large Chilean producer with a similar name. I also…

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press- 2 readers -
  • First Tasting-706 Home-Dec. 12

    This is the first tasting for 706 Home. They will be featuring 5 wines, 2 reds, 2 whites and a prosecco. This store sells furniture, accessories and gifts. Chance to do some Christmas shopping and sample some wine. Where: 706 Home- located at 3644 Walton Way Ext. (entrance is directly across from the Eastbound turn onto Skinner Mill Road). (706) 426-7815. {WEB 2Website-www.706home.

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  • 2006 Turley Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge – Bottle Notes

    … tasting rooms in both Amador and Paso Robles. If you are not on the mailing list, this is an easy way to secure bottles. Both are not to be missed if you are in the area. If you enjoyed this post please consider subscribing to Zinfandel Chronicles updates by email. The post 2006 Turley Zinfandel Rattlesnake Ridge – Bottle Notes appeared first on Zinfandel Chronicles. …

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 3 readers -
  • 40 years of friendship in a bottle

    … to surprise them with a Cabernet. The Som brought out something that apparently caused them to purchase a 168 acre vineyard in Paso Robles! That’s probably not exactly how quickly it happened. In my mind’s eye I can see a hilarious scene where the two super stars and their British Accents sounding like judges on So You Think You Can Dance and getting really…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … and currants. The wine is lithe and supple on the palate, buoyed by vibrant acidity and mild but slightly dusty tannins and a line of graphite minerality, all at the service of tasty black and blue fruit flavors permeated by hints of lavender, leather and bitter chocolate and briery-brambly undertones. There’s a lot of personality here for the price. 13.9…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • 25 Pours of Christmas (Pour 5): Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2011

    … Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel 2011 Producer: Peachy Canyon Vineyards Region: Paso Robles AVA, California, USA Price: $14 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Zinfandel ABV: 15% Virginia Pour House Notes: Medium to full bodied, deep and dense with inky purple color. This Zin offers smooth dark berry, cigar box, and hints of dried plum and cocoa lead…

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  • Paso Robles Grape Escape: Croad Inn

    … Paso Robles Grape Escape Croad Inn: By Laura Ness Hankering for something a little different for your next Paso Robles escape? Focus on the westside, with a down under vibe. Visit Croad, not just a winery, but a beautiful vineyard, inn and tasting room. This is truly a Kiwi-inspired oasis with wines bearing Maori names: owner Martin Croad…

    Wine Oh TV- 8 readers -
  • Big Sur Food and Wine Grand Public Tasting 2014

    … wines from Napa, Santa Barbara and Paso Robles as well as Monterey. A solid collection of wines for the novice to the experienced. A little odd tasting to the sounds of Brazilian carnival beats from Samba Le'Gal but all in all a crackin day that we quite enjoyed and gives us reason to probably attend again next year. The bus ride back to Carmel…

    WineWalkabout- 4 readers -
  • Meet Tobin James

    … This is Tobin James – the man behind the Tobin James winery in Paso Robles Meet Tobin James Back in August on the Wine Bloggers pre-conference trip, Janelle and I met winery owner and winemaker Tobin James out at the Dusi Ranch where he buys many of his grapes for his label, Tobin James Cellars. We would like you to meet Tobin James because he…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 1 readers -
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