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...

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Zinfandel

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

Popular Wineries in Paso Robles View all

  • Edward Sellers

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

  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

    Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vine...

  • Barrel 27

    Mac got into food and wine during his early twenties via his friends and coworkers at Trader Joe’...

  • Vinfuzion

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

  • Justin Vineyards & Winery

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

  • Calcareous Vineyard

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

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  • Chateau Potelle Syrah Paso Robles 2001

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    Lovely nose of mushroom, earthy tones and smells like Santa Barbara to me. Dark concentrated fruit, plum, with very earthy dirty notes. I really enjoyed this wine because it actually had some form of midpalate. 89 pts. Read More

    Wine review by jdepetrillo


  • Peachy Canyon Zinfandel Paso Robles Incredible Red 2005

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    Wine review by pearlyfur1


  • Castoro Cellars Zinfandel Paso Robles Whale Rock Estate 2003

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    Wine review by pearlyfur1


  • Castoro Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2005

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    Wine review by pearlyfur1


  • A follow up to the first tasting though with more of an Italian slant this ... ... The Midlife Crisis Winery Paso Robles 86ptsFlight 11 - 2005 Cosentino Il Chiaretto California 14.8% $18http://www.snooth.com/wine/cosentino-winery-cosentino-il-chiaretto-sangiovese-california-2005/A bit dusty and with a fair amount of earthy cocoa/choco notes o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangiovese PTP 2


  • Midlife Crisis Sangiovese 2006

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    Offers an array of nutty, red-woody, hot spicy tones and a big dried figgy fruit note. There are interesting notes of tea, cola and dried beef adding complexity. Big sweet entry, then a bit chewy with lots of subtly jammy undertones, mulberry jam, some mulling spice, a touch of pie crust and lots of fig newtons but with a gentle herbal note as w... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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    Wine review by Davebk59


  • Sylvester Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Kiara Private Reserve 2005

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    Wine review by Davebk59


  • Clayhouse Vineyard Zinfandel Blend Paso Robles Adobe Red 2006

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    the zinfandel and petite sirah mix really well here. there is a slight butter on the finish but little oak so i love it. this is a screaming value. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Well this was an unusual evening, a Sangiovese tasting with most of the wines ... Martin & Weyrich Il Palio Paso Robles 91pts2004 Deerfield Ranch Sonoma County 78ptsFlight 4 Modern Sangiovese2005 Stolpman Santa Ynez 89pts2004 Salustri Marleo Montecucco Rosso 73pts2006 Miner Gibson Ranch Mendocino 92ptsFlight 1 Chianti1-2006 Borgianni Ch... Read More

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