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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  • 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...

  • Petite Sirah

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Paso Robles View all

  • Martin & Weyrich Winery

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

  • Calcareous Vineyard

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

  • Le Cuvier

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

  • Vinfuzion

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

  • Castoro Cellars

    The husband and wife team of Niels and Bimmer Udsen established Castoro Cellars with the goal of ...

  • GRIZZLY REPUBLIC

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

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Paso Robles on Snooth

  • Vina Robles White 4 Huerhuero 2011

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    Wine review by Sally Smithy


  • Halter Ranch White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Cotes de Paso Blanc 2010

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    Wine review by Sally Smithy


  • Trader Joe's Petit Verdot Napa Valley Grand Reserve 2014

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    Awesome flavor gradient and structure - dense cherry jam, red ripe apple in middle and light jasmine on top. Big wine but not heavy. Crispy wood ending. Very nice for this price! Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  •  A few weeks ago on the "What Have You Bought, Lately" thread, I ... to Lone Madrone winery in Paso Robles.  Included in those purchases was this Tannat: I'm still going with the impression from my tasting at the winery that I reported in the afore-mentioned thread.  This is the least tannic Tannat that I have ever tasted.  There is a nice intr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Lone Madrone Tannat Paso Robles 2013

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    Very pretty purple color of more red than blue. Dried fruit/berries on the tongue, though, not with noticeable annoying sweetness. When I drink tannat I prepare myself for an onslaught of tannin. Thats what its known for, right? However, the tannin in this wine is amazingly sedate. Yes, I can detect it, but there is significantly more tanni... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • EM - Good to hear there is a good Tannat out there.  We have a few in our ... winery.  Speaking of Paso Robles, we had another blind wine tasting party last night at a different house (one much closer to us in Burke, Virginia).  Sixteen wines (all Cabernet Sauvignon) were poured and that was probably too many but it certainly was a good time. ... Read More

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  • Lone Madrone the Will 2012

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    Wow, big red plum/cherry flavors on the tip of the tongue. Almost an unsweetened chocolate thing mid-palate. Very light on both tannin and acid. Not a particularly sophisticated wine, but something that will go well with burgers or pizza. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Daou Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015

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    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • I could not find one of the listed sweet Bordeaux wines, but I did find a nice ... you would like to check out Paso Robles, that is about mid-way between.  You can drive down, and we could drive u Read More

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  • Peggy and I celebrated our anniversary, this week, up in Cambria.  Other ... day we drove over to nearby Paso Robles and visited a couple wineries.Lone Madrone: Tannat, Picpoul Blanc/Grenache Blanc Blend, Grenache Blanc and a Red Field Blend.I don't think I've ever had a domestic Tannat, before.  This was the least tannic version I've ever had... Read More

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