Paso Robles

    Back In The News: 11 New AVA’s in Paso Robles

    Back In The News: 11 New AVA’s in Paso Robles I was once against the idea of splitting Paso Robles into 11 AVA’s but have since changed my mind. The one thing that changed my mind is that ‘Paso Robles’ still needs to appear on the label. The average wine consumer does not care about AVA’s, they pay more attenti ...

    7 readers - By Hoot n Annie

    Estancia 2011 Reserve Meritage, Paso Robles

    We cracked open this wine during a recent visit to Poco Piatti, our favorite tapas restaurant. We opened with a nice bottle of 2010 Stags Leap Artemis and as we settled in, we were ready for a nice accessible red wine to pair with our small plates. The Meritage is a flavorful blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

    7 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      The Versatility of Zinfandel

      Bob on Sonoma - - 6 readers - California Zinfandel is an interesting wine. Premium Zinfandel is grown in diverse areas like Mendocino County in the North Coast, Amador County in the Sierra Foothills, Lodi in the Central Valley, and Paso Robles on the Central Coast. Several appellations of Sonoma County are known for great Zins, such as Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley, and Rockpile.

      Peach and Ginger Cobbler and Tablas Creek Petit Manseng for #winePW

      ENOFYLZ Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Wine Pairing Weekend is a monthly collaborative event for wine/food bloggers started by David Crowley of Cooking Chat. It’s a great way to find food and wine pairings that work; along with tips on how to create your own food and wine pairing magic. The theme for this month’s Wine Pairing Weekend is ““Fall Fruits and Wine Pairings“, and it’s all about making dishes prepared wi ...

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      Home - - 6 readers - The New Paso Robles AVA Jigsaw Puzzle: The Paso Robles wine region in California has gotten its wish – the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a new American Viticultural Area (AVA) regulation that divides much of the area into 11 distinct districts, effective in November of this year.

      2103 Cane And Fable Cabernet Sauvignon

      Wells On Wine - - 6 readers - Mr Jones (Field Recordings) and Mr Schalchlin (Sans Liege) got ahold of some fruit from a variety of Paso Robles sites including Boys Town, Falcone and McMahon... they added some Tempranillo and Petit Verdot to the mix and came up with an appealing and enjoyable value Cab that brings some ...

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    • A day on the road: My drive to Santa Maria

      … of California. Today, it’s Silicon Valley; most of the vineyards are long gone, although I do notice a billboard advertising the Santa Clara Valley Wine Region, about which I know precisely nothing. Of course, you also go through Gilroy along this stretch of 101. In high summer, the air is perfumed with that heady scent, slightly sweet and acrid…

      1 readers - STEVE HEIMOFF
    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      … alcohol. Its famous regions are Priorat, Rioja, and Navarra, in Spain, the southern Rhone Valley in France, Sardinia in Italy, and Australia, and California in the new world. Oz Clark points out that the grape can have, ‘wild, unexpected flavors.’ This is what makes the grape so intriguing. You never know quite what you’re going to get. The typical…

      3 readers - From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love
    • Garagistes for Real - Or, Festival Time!

      …Five years ago, when the crazy idea struck to make a few barrels of wine in our garage, we started this blog to chronicle the process. We called it "Garagistes-in-Traning." The proudest early moment of our inaugural vintage was when a Very Talented and Then-Soon-To-Be-(Now-)Famous winemaker visited the garage, tasted what we'd made, and opined…

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    • Travel Tuesday: Paso Robles Uncorked

      …] to the tasting room, leaves little doubt about where winery got its name. Again the views from this winery are quite stunning and you'll love Syrah and Grenache. Herman Story: Tasting room on the east side of tracks in town. You’ll will easily get into the nuts and bolts of why their Grenache is so fantastic and other Rhone-Zone favorites…

      2 readers - Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog
    • Paso Robles wins big!

      … These Pomar Junction vineyards are now in the El Pomar District AVA Paso Robles wins big with 11 new wine appellations On October 9, 2014 the United States Treasury Department awarded Paso Robles with 11 new wine appellations. That is a big win for the Paso Robles wineries and vintners. Prior to this, Paso Robles was one big AVA. If you have…

      Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways
    • Renegade from Ancient Peaks is ridiculously good

      … The beautifully balanced Renegade from Ancient Peaks in Paso Robles Ancient Peaks 2011 Renegade In last week’s article on Good Cheap Vino, we talked about the Daou Cabernet Sauvignon we picked up at the Safeway 30% off sale. I thought that was a very good deal, and this week I tried the Ancient Peaks Renegade. It is ridiculously good…

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    • A few drinks from our International Gold Cup weekend.

      …, Douro showed more polish from oak aging but came across as muted compared to the regular Douoro bottling that is both floral and flavorful. Finally, the 2008 Alice Bonaccorsi, Val Cerasa, Etna Rosso did not appear to have too many fans. This is primarily Nerello Mascalese with some Nerello Cappuccio in it. I rather liked its earthy take and reasonable…

      1 readers - Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog
    • Paso Robles Wine Country … A Land of Great Diversity – James Melendez

      … the more accurate story of Paso Robles. Paso Robles also has plantings of Aligoté, Barbera, Carménère, Charbono, Cinsault, Counoise, Gewürztraminer, Lagrein, Picpoul Blanc, Refosco, Sangiovese, Tannat, Tempranillo, Souzao, Tinto Cao, Touriga Nacional, Verdello, Vermentino which may be completely unexpected. I don’t think I have tasted Paso Robles…

      James the Wine Guy
    • Franc(k)enFest in Livermore, Friday, Oct 24, 6 – 9pm

      … What wine would Frankenstein drink? Why, Franc, of course. In honor of the approaching holiday of ghastly ghouls and costumed fools, trick or treaters and marshmallow pumpkin eaters, the fun folks at Swirl in Livermore decided to concoct a special treat for local wine lovers. They’d like to invite you and your merry band of pranksters…

      1 readers - Wine Oh TV
    • Heaven Squared Brownie Co. Lands on the Central Coast

      … and other surprising, delightful ingredients. Heaven Squared Brownies will please choco-holics, foodies and everyone who enjoys being happy. Heaven Squared Brownie Co. is owned by Nicki and Jim Parker. Nicki enjoyed a successful career in the medical field and Jim worked as an IT professional and later in the restaurant and wine business. He also…

      3 readers - Hoot n Annie
    • It’s a Wine Quiz!

      …. Adelsheim Vineyard is located in which state? a. California b. Virginia c. Oregon d. Michigan 3. My brunch recipe for Mexican Egg Casserole paired beautifully with which wine? a. Monastrell b. Pinotage c. Semillon d. Prosecco 4. Malagousia is a grape grown in which country? a. Greece b. New Zealand d. South Africa e. Australia 5. Pedro Ximenez…

      4 readers - Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences
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