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.
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    • Pick My Next Bottle – 2007 Syrah Showdown

      The November installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on some of the very best domestic Syrah producers. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened with Thanksgiving dinner and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.

      Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 9 readers -
    • Grenache, Halloween and Surprises!

      The best part of Halloween is seeing the costumes. At a party, you never know what people will dress as. Last week-end I saw a zombie Fred Flintstone, an Oompa Loompa and a Spy vs. Spy. But the most surprising costumes were the Downton Abbey couple. She was dressed as a chauffeur and he as the maid, the 6′ 5”, full-bearded maid. Part of the fun of costumes parties are the surprises.

      From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love- 7 readers -
  • My First Can of Wine

    … label… Okay, let’s get to “it” – let me tell you what I though about the wine. 2013 Field Recording Fiction Red Wine Paso Robles (14.9% ABV, $10 for 500 ml can, $18/bottle, 20% discount for catalog members; 31% Zinfandel, 26% Tempranillo, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Touriga Nacional) – in a word, the wine was delicious. It took about…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Lohr of the Rings: Circling 40 Years with J. Lohr

    … in the $10 range, and Painter Bridge which is dedicated to Zinfandel and Chardonnay at $7, and even a line of non-alcoholic wines called Ariel. So to celebrate, J. Lohr crafted two anniversary wines, a Pinot Blanc from Arroyo Seco in Monterey County, and a Red Wine comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Malbec making it soft…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Paso Robles: Alta Colina’s New Tasting Room & Winery

    … Paso Robles: Alta Colina’s New Tasting Room & Winery Alta Colina had its grand unveiling of their new tasting room and winery this past Saturday for wine club members. We tagged along with Annie’s mom, who is a member, and got to check out their new digs. As you may know, Alta Colina, prior to this new place, was said to have the smallest…

    Hoot n Annie- 1 readers -
  • Bridlewood Estate Winery, Paso Robles, CA

    … BRIDLEWOOD ESTATE WINERY Paso Robles, California the town of Monterey in northern Central Coast AVA Santa Barbara in November is a place of magic; where long beaches kiss the ocean under blankets of undulating sheep's-wool-fog and dew hangs heavy on every early morning branch. This was where I took my wife, pre-kids, for a little getaway…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
  • Talking About Wine Gems and More with Hahn Family Wines

    Sitting down in a private room at Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop Shop, myself and a few other wine media had a chance to try some fantastic Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Hahn Family Wines, a California-based winery, with vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County. I pulled wine maker Paul Clifton aside for a few minutes to talk about the winery to get this interview.

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  • My #ZinfandelDay experiences – [mostly value] Zinfandels

    … was traveling, so it was the whole different game. Once again, I was in California. As it was mentioned many times in this blog, when I’m in a close proxomity of Trader Joe’s which sells wine, then Trader Joe’s it is. So I went to Trader Joe’s and bought 3 different Zinfandel wines – two of the Trader Joe’s own labels, and Ravenswood. Literally next…

    Talk-A-Vino- 5 readers -
  • 2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles

    2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles This GSM comes with a P.S. Translation: This is a Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend that also includes Petite Sirah. More accurately, this is a Petite Sirah (50%) that includes smaller portions of Grenache (20%), Syrah (20%) and Mourvedre (10%). With such expressive varietals involved, you’d expect this to be a complex cuvee, and it is.

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  • Red Wings and Red Rhône Rangers

    … for an additional year in a 1200-gallon foudre and bottled in June 2014.” Find this wine 2012 Cornerstone Napa Valley Syrah, Black Label, 100% Syrah, 14.9% alc., $35.00 750 ML, $110.oo 1.6 L: Deep, dark color, almost opaque, with a serious dose of oak on the nose; rich, ripe and lavishly oaked on the palate. Big, brawny and seriously structured…

    George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine- 4 readers -
  • Wining through the holidays…

    … It’s that time of year again. The “holidays”. You throw a party, or you go to a party. For a huge meal. It could be a traditional roast turkey, accompanied by stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Or it could be roast goose or duck, or a Honeybaked ham. Or (shudder) a turducken. Regardless of what you…

    Goddess of Winein Cabernet Franc Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Paso Robles Blendfest 2015

    … PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY PARTNERS WITH CAMBRIA AND SAN SIMEON TO LAUNCH “BLENDFEST” On February 21, 2015 Paso Robles Wines Converge on the Coast for a Limited Attendee Special Event “The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA), in conjunction with the Cambria Tourism Board, San Simeon Tourism Board and Wine Coast Country announced a new…

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  • Top 10 Takeaways: WTC 2014

    … within gold-dust sprinkling range. CANVAS (concierge alliance of napa valley and sonoma) consolidates Napa and Sonoma area movers and shakers in the regional wine and hospitality industries. 4. Touring & Tasting | The Premier Guide to Food. Wine. Travel Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media Editor-in-Chief Wendy van Diver and freelance…

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  • J. Lohr: 40 Years On The Rhone

    … 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the premiere wine labels from the Central Coast, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, named for Jerry Lohr, pioneer in planting vineyards in both Monterey and in Paso Robles. The Rhone tale begins in the late 1980s, when Lohr saw Paso Robles pioneer, Gary Eberle, having success with Syrah. Lohr planted some…

    Wine Oh TVin Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
  • How important is defining an AVA? Ask anyone in Paso Robles

    …, based on winery owners. If anyone can afford property in Napa, they’ve got cash to spare. Investing so much money for land carries into all other aspects for what else can happen with winemaking; from rock star winemakers, to the finest viticulture people and the finest treatments on all levels. This impacts the wines, of course. So, is Napa…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 1 readers -
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