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...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Paso Robles View all

  • Calcareous Vineyard

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

  • EOS Estate Winery

    Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, Eos Estate Winery uses s...

  • Eberle Winery

    In 1973, Gary Eberle began his career in the wine industry by heading his family’s Estrella Ri...

  • Carmody McKnight Estate Wines

    Carmody McKnight, from its beginning, embraced a personal vision and pursuit of the land and its ...

  • Edward Sellers

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

  • Hunt Cellars

    It started over 20 years ago as a fantasy, living on a lush beautiful vineyard, producing your ow...

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Paso Robles on Snooth

  • Tablas Creek Syrah Paso Robles 2010

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    When we first opened this it was very closed down, flat and uninspired so I put a cork in it and let it sit a few days. Definitely benefitted from the air time as it came out with some rip dark fruit layered with a touch of chocolate, fine grained tannins and a medium amount of acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • John Alan Red Blend Paso Robles Malcontent 2006

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    Great wine. I've had the 2007 vintage when it was still very young. This is a very new-world, fruit-forward blend that really explodes with flavor. It finishes well too, doesn't decelerate as it goes down. Looking forward to picking up another bottle of this one again. Read More

    Wine review by DNath991


  • Tablas Creek Mourvedre Paso Robles 2010

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    Interesting 100% mourvedre from Tablas. Not very fruit forward, more of the tar, leather and spice. The fruit that is there is dried black cherry and ripe black plum. The tannins are fairly grainy and pronounced and the finish is of medium length. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Welcome to the Forum, PHound and thanks for the tip on Demetria--another one ... recommendations in, say, the Paso Robles are Read More

    Forum post in the topic California Central Coast


  • 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 Vineyard Vin de Paille Quintessence Paso Robles 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


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