Paso Robles

    Weekend Wine Notes: Six Spicy, Savory Whites

    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).

    7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

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    6 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Tasting Notes: 2005 Hunt Cellars Moonlight Sonata Reserve Chardonnay

      Vegas Wineaux - - 5 readers - Hunt Chardonnay Appearance 95/10 Nose 90/10 Palate 95/10 Finish 89/10 What's Great - Beautiful color - Rich, succulent fragrance - Unctuous mouthfeel - Age = complexity - Long, nutty, citrusy finish What's Not - Expensive $37 - Only through winery It’s rich. It’s unctuous. It just damn good.

      Cabernet Day 2014 – Episode #309

      Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine - - 4 readers - Author: Mark Fusco (1337 Wine)+ • 09/01/2014 San Antonio, TX In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark participates in Cabernet Day. This is the video from the Google Hangout On Air he did on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Since he was planning on having other guests on the Hangout, he didn’t record the show as per usual on his camera and audio recorder.

      Square Wine Bottles

      Wine Ponder - - 3 readers - Through the many years of winemaking, we’ve seen lots of various specialty wine bottles. From time to time, winemakers will purposely choose a new bottle shape to stand out from the crowd and get a better chance of being recognized and remembered by the consumer market. It’s a risky marketing move but if it works, it’s half the bottle … Uh, battle.

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      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

      Fall Back in Love with the Wine Country

      …It’s been a long, hot summer this year and we know you’re as excited as we are for the weather to cool down and for fall to roll in. This fall, don’t restrict yourself to your usual wine destinations, try something new and visit one of these wine country hotspots Touring & Tasting has hand-selected…

      6 readers - By Ken's Wine Guide Blog

      Weekend Wine Notes: Six Spicy, Savory Whites

      … (the only form of seafood we ate when I was a child). Anyway, quick reviews here, meant to tease your interest and whet your taste-buds. All were samples for review. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Villa Robles Huerhuero Albarino 2013, Paso Robles. 14.5% alc. Very pale…

      7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Square Wine Bottles

      … give it blackberry and raspberry jam. The Merlot fills in the mid-palate and gives it plum and juiciness. I’m not sure why they call it three red blend since there are five types of grapes in it. But then once you taste it, who cares… It really is a nice blend from Paso Robles. And according to the bottle, it pairs well with braised red meats…

      3 readers - By Wine Ponder

      2010 J. Lohr Cuvée Pom, Paso Robles

      …2010 J. Lohr Cuvée Pom, Paso Robles The color is a glass-staining purple/black. The aromas jump from the glass – gobs of jammy blackberry and boysenberry fruit, notes of blueberry, cassis, and a whiff of saddle leather and caramel. In the mouth, the jammy black fruits keep pumping, coating the palate. The tannins are velvety and fine-grained…

      1 readers - By Wine Lines

      2010 J. Lohr Cuvée Pau, Paso Robles

      …2010 J. Lohr Cuvée Pau, Paso Robles This Cabernet Sauvignon-based Bordeaux style red is dense and packed, with an opaque dark purple color that shows aromas of polished shoe leather, cedar, menthol, black plum, black raspberry, coffee, and mocha. Quite enjoyable now, medium-grained, polished tannins will ensure continued enjoyment over the next…

      By Wine Lines

      2011 J. Lohr ‘Hilltop’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

      …2011 J. Lohr ‘Hilltop’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles Opaque crimson hue. The winemaker’s touch is obvious in the nose – coffee, toasted nuts, cocoa powder, and a whiplash of leather. Behind this curtain, there is moderate dark fruits. This vintage of the Hilltop selection is thinner than most previous vintages – a likely byproduct…

      By Wine Lines

      Vertical Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

      …This uncommon California Cab from Paso Robles (via our buds at Vinejoy) was made by Andrew from Field Recordings (Fiction, Wonderwall, Almanac) and Curt from Sans Liege (Offering, Groundwork) – two Central Coast winemakers known for their distinctive wines that are full of character and packaged with labels adorned with works of art (Cuban…


      Tablas Creek Tasting Room

      …Two wineries worlds apart with similar terroir About Tablas Creek Tasting Room and Winery Deep into the west side of Paso Robles we find this winery producing exciting Rhone style wines. The trek to the winery from Highway 101 in Paso Robles is through some very pretty backroads and very much worth the effort of getting to the Tablas Creek tasting…

      By Wine Country Getaways

      Paperboy : le vin en carton

      … […] The post Paperboy : le vin en carton appeared first on L'Apprentie Sommelière. Tags:  California, Californie, Paperboy, Paso Robles, vin, Wine Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments…

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      Quick Pour: Sans Liege Call to Arms 2011

      …Producer: Sans Liege Region: Paso Robles AVA, California, United States Wine: Call to Arms Price: $30 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 70% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne; (15.1% ABV) Virginia Pour House Notes: Fresh lemon meringue, touch of honey, lush, white tropical fruit, and flaky pastry aromas lead to a smooth, honey-coated palate with plenty…

      3 readers - By Virginia Pour House

      Dom 85!! Who knew?? Harvey Kurtzman knew.

      …This post is being written in a downpour of potrzebie popup ads. Not good. We have wines and events of import to review so let’s plunge ahead with another furshlugginer post. First things first. Happy Birthday to Dotoré. OK. That is taken care of. The venerable and toothsome reporter and hopeless Dodger fiend owes tBoW…

      6 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Paso Getting Its Due

      …Paso Robles is on a tear lately.  Seems like the cat is officially out of the bag.  The latest praise, from from Forbes Travel Guide, is hot on the heels of flattering pieces in the San Francisco Chronicle, Zagat, and Passport Magazine.  We've known that Paso belongs at the top of your wine country hit list for years.  So, if you've been procrastinating, better get there quick before it's overrun…

      1 readers - By Winethropology
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