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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  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

Popular Wineries in Paso Robles View all

  • Halter Ranch Vineyard

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

  • Justin Vineyards & Winery

    JUSTIN Winery is a family owned and operated winery making estate grown and produced wines. The p...

  • GRIZZLY REPUBLIC

    The vineyards are selected not by where they are, but what is planted in the soil. Harvesting dec...

  • Vinfuzion

    Imagine with your senses, with your soul what a wine can be when... A vineyard is tendered with...

  • Martin & Weyrich Winery

    Since 1981 Martin & Weyrich has planted more than 250 acres in San Luis Obispo County. Currently ...

  • Opolo Vineyards

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

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Paso Robles on Snooth

  • Darren--'09 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, '11 Block 28 Zin and ... ... Valleys and much more than Paso Robles.  I will give the edge to Sta. Rita Hills for the time being, but stay tuned for updates.Going Italian, tonight. (Last Bottle pose): It's 80 (Fahrenheit) degrees here in the Inland Empire.  So, it's time to go back to the summer wine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Trader Joe's Petit Verdot Napa Valley Grand Reserve 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by erickafilm


  • Adelaida Cellars the Tribe 2010

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    Really nice 2010 Paso red blend. Crushed black cherry nose, more black cherry, red cherry, green plum, light fine grained tannins, nice acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Carmody Mcknight Cuvée Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah NV

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    Interesting red Paso blend of 50/50 cab franc and petite sirah. Bright red cherry, tart cranberry, mouth watering acidity and just a slight touch of heat from the 15.1% ABV. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Nice assessment.  Perhaps I should try a bottle from Tablas Creek ... ... impressed by a red wine from Paso Robles, CA.  Is this the vineyard I should seek in my query?&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Tablas Creek Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel 2005

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    Very nice red Rhone blend from Paso's Tablas Creek. Still bright and lively, with crushed plum, black cherry, a touch of earthiness and a hint of spice on the back end. Very good acidity and a medium to long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Force of Nature Zinfandel 2011

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    Force of Nature wines were by far the best wines at the 2014 Ojai Wine Festival Read More

    Wine review by cmurcpa


  • Tablas Creek Vermentino Paso Robles 2012

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    Nice, tart Paso vermentino. A hint of fresh cut lemon and some floral notes on the nose. On the palate, nice lemon/lime citrus with some wet stone and vibrant acidity. There's a touch of fresh apricot and bees wax on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Steve Rasmussen El Pomar Vineyard Viognier 2013

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    A Naked Wines selection. Pale red gold color. Nutmeg and all spice and green.Under-ripe Melon and stone fruit. Medium Dry, nice acidity, and a hit or two of anise and licorice at the end. Not bad. Purchased this a while ago, so cannot remember what it cost - probably low to mid $20's at the 'Angel's' pricing.So a bit overpriced for the quality. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tablas Creek Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel 2008

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    Excellent white Rhone blend from Paso. This has that nice tropical fruit profile along with a hint of butterscotch, almond and honey. Still fresh and going strong for an '08. There is medium acidity and the finish is medium long. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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