Paso Robles

    Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

    I have previously posted about the excellent seminars at Rom Toulon’s 24 Hubert Wines in Tribeca (see my posts about Alphonse Mellot and Fritz Wieninger’s Wiener Gemischter Satz). This past week I attended another top-notch seminar at the Manhattan store, presented by master sommelier Joe Spellman, winery sommelier for JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, on California’s Central Coast.

    10 readers - By Letting the Wine Speak

    Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2010

    The Perrin family are one of the few large French producers who entered California and managed to actually make something distinctly Californian, jump start a lesser known region, push a new way of thinking about certain grape varieties in the state, and actually make excellent wine. Their importance to California white wine lies in their sophisticated understanding of the white ...

    8 readers - By Just Grapes

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

      Hoot n Annie - - 7 readers - 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 ...

      Restaurant Files: Gastro Bar in Stamford, CT

      Talk-A-Vino - - 7 readers - Stamford, the town where I live, is a vibrant, “alive”, modern city, with no shortage of the restaurants (according to the Trip Advisor, Stamford, a city of about 123,000 has 390 restaurants – I believe that accounts for McDonalds “restaurants” as well, but still). And nevertheless, when I think about new interesting restaurants or when I’m asked to recommend a restaurant in Sta ...

      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.

      Weekly Wine News Around the Web

      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.

    The latest about Paso Robles

      A Summer Central Coast Wine Pictorial

      …The Wine Write visited Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County in July. It's the first time I've visited in the summer; our usual trips are during Mardi Gras week, when the vines are dormant and leafless. The landscapes this time around were much more plush and colorful, so I thought I'd share. Enjoy the eye candy. My first stop was at Denner…

      3 readers - By Randy Smith/ The Wine Write

      A (make it) long weekend in Paso Robles

      … Vineyards (small but special) 46 East side North Ranchita Canyon Vineyard Villa San Juliette J Lohr Winery Silver Horse Winery Adelaida Road, Chronic Cellars Alta Colina (Great burgers during the summer) Adelaida Cellars Lone Madrone Winery (cider tastings as well) Way back-roads wineries, Justin Winery (lunch or dinner on the weekends) Halter Ranch…

      3 readers - By WineWalkabout

      Fourth-annual Garagiste Festival returning to Paso Robles Nov. 6-9

      … at the Veterans Memorial Hall. This year a third Garagiste festival, “Urban Exposure,” debuted in Los Angeles on July 12 at Union Station. For the return of the flagship event in November, more than 70 artistan winemakers will pour their wines. Of those, more than 50 hail from the Paso Robles area, and 90 percent of those pouring do not have tasting rooms…

      2 readers - By Central Coast Wine Press

      11 New Wine Regions Added Within Paso Robles AVA

      … District, Paso Robles Willow Creek District, San Juan Creek, San Miguel District, Santa Margarita Ranch, and the Templeton Gap District. This is a big deal. Until the ruling, Paso Robles was the largest unsubdivided AVA in California with about 614,000 acres. By comparison, Napa Valley is about one third the size and has 16 AVA within its…

      5 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Wine of the Week; 2012 Tablas Creek Petit Manseng

      … is a Financial Executive by day, and a certified wine geek with latent foodie tendencies the rest of the time. In addition to the wine lifestyle and food he enjoys family, fitness and traveling. He likes to get thoughts of wine off his mind by sharing experiences on his ENOFYLZ Wine blog, which features wine reviews, wine country travel, and wine and food…

      4 readers - By Martin Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day Three

      … Sirah, and Tempranillo) known as Azimuth. The tasting room staff recommended that we try Booker (next door) which was appointment only, but we couldn’t get anyone on the phone, so moved on to our next stop. Treana Hope Stop number three was at Treana Hope. This winery creates five different labels: Liberty School, Austin Hope, Treana, Candor…

      3 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      Game of Rhône’s

      … predictable so this is a chance to expand the cheap fencing that encompasses your life – to step further into an unknown, but tasty, world. So the next time you reach for a bottle of Cabernet, think instead about trying Syrah, Counise, Grenache, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, or any number of the Rhone varieties and stretch your taste buds and enliven your senses. The Game of Rhones is game on! RHONE RANGERS…

      2 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

      Weekly Wine News Around the Web

      … of France, according to a new report on global production by Rabobank, as reported in Harpers Wine and Spirit. Total decline is expected to be 4 percent, according to the report. Napa and Sonoma Harvest Update: Napa Valley grapes are 95 percent picked, according to this Napa Valley Register report, and reports indicate Northern California has largely…

      6 readers - By Home

      Chicago Neighborhood Gem: Unite Urban Grill

      … York, or Paso Robles. Ditch the Coors and ask for a New Holland Stout or the Great Divide Rye Lager. Craving a cocktail? Try the Logan Square with Clement Select Barrel Rhum, grapefruit, honey, lemon, and herbsaint or the El Chilcano, a blend of Campo de Encanto Pisco, ginger beer, and lime. Of course if you need help deciding among the many…

      3 readers - By Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences

      Review: 2013 Burbank Ranch Arneis and Grenache Rose

      … is lasting and lightly bitter. C / $29 2013 Burbank Ranch Grenache Rose Picnic Meadow Paso Robles – Fresh strawberry on the nose, with a side of herbal notes. Floral elements (perfumy rose petals, mainly) take hold on the midpalate, digging on to the end, where a bitter edge becomes evident. B / $24 Similar Posts: This entry was posted in Rated B, Rated C, Reviews, Wine. Bookmark the permalink.…

      4 readers - By Christopher Null/

      Month in Wines – September 2014

      …, it was way too early to open it. Dense, tight, firm structure, touch of pepper, very balanced. 8+ 2011 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles (14% ABV, $25) – Jusitn is one of my favorite producers, and this wine was very much on par with expectations. Rich, with dark fruit and tobacco notes, firm structure and excellent balance. 8 This slideshow requires…

      5 readers - By Talk-A-Vino