Paso Robles

    The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines

    09.17.2014 The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines Many things motivate the ambitious wine lover, but the curious joy of discovery often ranks highest among the forces that drive us to drink widely.

    10 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    Four Vines Biker Zinfandel – Aggressively Awesome!

    Home Wine Regions Californian Wine Four Vines Biker Zinfandel – Aggressively Awesome! by Tim Lemke - Sep 8, 2014 I first discovered Four Vines��back in 2008 at the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. ��Well, I discovered them in the same sense that Columbus discovered America. ��They were already around and doing quite well, I just happened to become aware of them then.

    7 readers - By CheapWineRatings.com

      Weekend Wine Notes: Six Spicy, Savory Whites

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 7 readers - Need I say more? Half-a-dozen very attractive, lively, spicy and savory — some more spicy than savory, some more savory than spicy — white wines designed to quench the thirst, caress and engage the palate, and accompany all sorts of the imaginative cuisine you’re so good at creating — or, you know, a package of fish sticks from the freezer (the only form of seafood we ate when I was a child).

      Will Paso Robles be Divided?

      The Sommelier Update - - 6 readers - Three years ago, I wrote about Paso Robles. Back then I pointed out that there was a proposal in the works to divide the Paso Robles AVA into eleven distinct districts. The thought is that a tightly defined district would help consumers determine what to expect when they open a bottle from a certain area.

      Montes Star Angel Syrah 2008 - Heavenly

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 5 readers - A delicious Northern Rhone like Syrah from Paso Robles. 100% Syrah from Paso Robles, California. SRP of $25 and available for as low as $17. Sample submitted for review. 5,338 cases produced. From the bottle: "Angels have always been our inspiration, hence the name. Angels have always guided us and, we are convinced, contribute to bring our wines to your table, for your enjoyment.

    The latest about Paso Robles

      The Long Tail Wine Post

      …, Syrah and Merlot from Paso Robles area of California. Delicious but will overwhelm subtle dishes — have with flavorful fare or by itself. Looks like it retails for around $30. Chateau La Jorine 2010 Bordeaux From Lussac St. Emilion, 85 percent Merlot and 15 percent Cabernet. Big for a Bordeaux with lots of dark fruit while still being smooth…

      2 readers - By chrisparente.com

      2005 Turley Zinfandel Moore “Earthquake” Vineyard – Bottle Notes

      … in the winemaking process. The wines are simply better than ever. Turley has 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.…

      5 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

      Montes Star Angel Syrah 2008 - Heavenly

      …A delicious Northern Rhone like Syrah from Paso Robles. 100% Syrah from Paso Robles, California. SRP of $25 and available for as low as $17. Sample submitted for review. 5,338 cases produced. From the bottle: "Angels have always been our inspiration, hence the name. Angels have always guided us and, we are convinced, contribute to bring our wines…

      5 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

      Great Fall Wine Finds from California

      … drinking. Muirwood Chardonnay Arroyo Seco, 2012 Oak, Tropical, Citrus, Full-bodied $11.99 Total Wine & More River Road Chardonnay Sonoma, 2012 Crisp, Pear, Vanilla, Full-bodied $13.99 Total Wine & More Rock View Chardonnay Reserve Mendocino Elegant, Pineapple, Vanilla, Medium-bodied $21.99 Total Wine & More Coastline Cabernet Paso Robles, 2012 Fresh, Plum, Vanilla, Medium-bodied $9.99 Total Wine & More Coastline Cabernet Reserve, 2013 Intense, Blueberry, Vanilla, Full-bodied $13.99 Total Wine & More Cheers!…

      5 readers - By Sipped In California

      The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines

      …, the couple married and returned to Anna's home country of Austria, where Delaski fell deeply in love with Grüner Veltliner and the Austrian wine culture. The two finished their honeymoon with a bike ride around wine country, and at one point they were drinking a glass of Grüner together at a cafe in Paso Robles, when Anna suggested that the two of them…

      10 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

      #WBC14 Pre-tour: Discovering the Diversity of Paso Robles in 24 Hours

      …While attending the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference, I jumped at the opportunity to participate in the Paso Robles Pre-tour. The mission? To visit six wineries and taste wines from 50 producers from the region in 24 hours. Most of the participants rendezvoused at the San Jose Airport and were picked up by Chris Taranto, Communications Director…

      1 readers - By WineCompass

      BarrelHouse Brewing Co.

      … and dry grassy fields, lives up to the hype. BarrelHouse Brewing is more than just your average watering hole. Located in the northern part of San Luis Obispo County, just on the cusp of Templeton and Paso Robles, this brewery crafts portfolio beers as well as seasonal limited releases. Massive brew tanks fill the interior where guests can relax…

      3 readers - By Elizabeth in SLO

      Tasting Notes: 2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc

      …2012 El Côtes du Paso Robles Blanc Appearance 95/10 Nose 85/10 Palate 75/10 Finish 65/10 What's Great - Beautiful Color and Clarity - Texture and Mouthfeel - Low Cost - Fragrance, More or Less What's Not - Metallic when Cold - Loses Flavor and Fragrance as it Warms - Too Much RS - 14.9% ABV - Short Finish, Unpleasant Aftertaste About a year…

      1 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Four Vines Biker Zinfandel – Aggressively Awesome!

      … and looked forward to tasting more in the future. I’m not sure if they’ve changed their pricing strategy since then and now offer more affordable wines, or if��I was just totally missing out all this time. ��But I now have found that they’re putting out some kick ass zinfandel that’s well within my price range. Their “Biker” zinfandel comes from Paso…

      7 readers - By CheapWineRatings.com

      Why Mike Sinor is a Better Winemaker Than Me

      …As a wine writer for the last 15 years I have actually made wine. It’s a very important thing for a wine writer to do - to better understand the process of what winemakers go through and not write about wine from a vacuum. On a visit to Ancient Peaks Winery recently in Santa Margarita (San Luis Obispo County) I did a blending seminar with Mike…

      1 readers - By Boozehoundz

      Halter Ranch Vineyard; A touch of Rhône, Ranch style

      …Paso Robles has some of the finest Rhône style wines in not only California, but the United States as well. Our latest AmericanWineryGuide contribution covers yet another gem that Paso Robles has to offer. Do not sleep on Paso, especially if you are a fan of small family-style wineries. The HISTORY “Halter Ranch is located in the Paso Robles…

      4 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      Will Paso Robles be Divided?

      …Three years ago, I wrote about Paso Robles. Back then I pointed out that there was a proposal in the works to divide the Paso Robles AVA into eleven distinct districts. The thought is that a tightly defined district would help consumers determine what to expect when they open a bottle from a certain area. Think about it, Napa Valley has recognized…

      6 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      Tasting Notes: 2005 Hunt Cellars Moonlight Sonata Reserve Chardonnay

      … is the current release (that’s not a typo) of their stellar reserve Chardonnay. I bought a bottle last year during my Paso Robles vacation because it was incredibly delicious and took “unctuous mouthfeel” to whole ‘nother level. I brought it home and somehow, during the course of an educational Burgundy/Chardonnay tasting, I discovered that the bottle had…

      5 readers - By Vegas Wineaux

      Cabernet Day 2014 – Episode #309

      … Franc from the Loire Valley in France. Next is the 2007 Calcareous Vineyard Cabernet France from Paso Robles, California. Last is the 2011 Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. Hess was one of the wineries affected by the earthquake on August 24, 2014. This wine was chosen to show support for the wineries affected…

      4 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine