Paso Robles Wine

Paso Robles (“Oak Pass”) is part of San Luis Obispo county in California’s Central Coast. The first grapes in the area were grown by Franciscan Friars in the late 1700s, producing wine for ceremony and brandy export. Following  a period of annexation by Mexico beginning in the 1830s, European settlers arrived in the 1850s following California’s statehood. One of these was French pioneer Pierre Hypolite Dallidet, who established the area’s first commercial vineyard. English settler Henry Ditmas arrived soon after and planted the region’s first Zinfandel and Muscat. Many others soon followed, establishing wineries that are still run by their descendants.
 
Paso Robles also has its place in Wild West history. Drury James, uncle of outlaws Frank and Jesse James is one of the co-founders of the town, the original hot springs hotel and La Panza Ranch. Jesse would often visit the hot springs to soothe his lungs, while his companions no doubt drank the local Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Le Cuvier

    There is firm empirical evidence to the effect that yeast & other varied wine pathogens die of bo...

  • Tobin James

    It all started with an extra six tons of grapes that a winery could not accept and process. Tobin...

  • Edward Sellers

    Edward Sellers is an award winning boutique winery specializing in small lots of handmade America...

  • Halter Ranch Vineyard

    Located on Adelaida Road, on the west side of Paso Robles, our property dates to the 1880s, when ...

  • Calcareous Vineyard

    The vision of three motivated people helped make Calcareous Vineyard a reality. Lloyd Messer sold...

  • Opolo Vineyards

    Nearly all of Opolo wines are estate vintages, meaning that they are made from grapes grown by th...

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  • OK, I've heard that Texas can be tough.  I guess it's even hard to ... ... of Zinfandels from the Paso Robles area.  I can't say that I would recommend any of thos Read More

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  • MJET - VV is absolutely correct - and they age well also.  Hell, their $25 ... Peitte Sirahs.  Their Paso Robles and Napa Valley offerings are solid als Read More

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  • Four Sisters Ranch Paso Robles Limited-Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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  • Four Sisters Ranch Paso Robles Limited-Edition Merlot 2011

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  • Four Sisters Ranch Paso Robles Limited-Edition Zinfandel 2011

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  • Brecon Estate Zinfandel Tannat Paso Robles 2014

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    Soft strawberry and cherry aromas with a hint of clay, wild flowers and cinnamon spice. This is expansive and explosive on the palate, very fruity with notes of cherry, strawberry and raspberry set against a bracing acidity that carries a wave of spice with it and leaves structural tannins and notes of blueberry and chocolate in its wake. Read More

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  • Ancient Peaks Renegade Red Blend Santa Margarita Ranch Paso Robles 2014

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    Dry and dusty earth notes on the nose mask the fruit but after a few shakes they open, showing ripe strawberry and raspberry notes. The palate is all fruit on the attack, with blueberry, cranberry, strawberry and raspberry rushing in followed by juicy acidity, hot spice and earthy licorice and eucalyptus notes following towards the finish with m... Read More

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  • Onx Wines Mad Crush Paso Robles 2014

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    Smoky, red berry and red cherry aromas with a dash of heat and a pop of black pepper spice. Full and robust palate of ripe cherry, strawberry, raspberry and red licorice, this is a touch imbalanced at times but does demonstrate good ripe fruit and a bit of chocolate on the finish. Read More

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  • Peachy Canyon Cabernet Syrah Paso Robles 2013

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    Dark black cherry, blackberry, cinnamon, clove and vanilla spice aromas with creamy milk chocolate. Richly textured, broadly structured and commanding on the palate, this starts with black olive and leads directly into dark chocolate, blackberry, black currant and bramble fruit, leading finally into a black pepper and licorice finish that linger... Read More

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  • Peachy Canyon Winery Cirque du Vin Red Blend Paso Robles 2012

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    Sultry, smoky and spicy aromas of savory earth and cracked black pepper with notes of black cherry and blackberry. Zesty mixed berry palate is quite fruity with more red fruit notes of cranberry, cherry and strawberry with an herbal hint of licorice and dark spice, a creamy texture on the finish, and a lively acidity throughout. Easy and approac... Read More

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