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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Vinfuzion

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

  • Denner Vineyards & Winery

    The finest wines are made in the vineyard by producing premium quality fruit that expresses th...

  • Silver Stone Winery

    Wine has been enjoyed by people for almost ten thousand years. It has been imbued with mythologic...

  • Carmody McKnight Estate Wines

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

  • Le Cuvier

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

  • Calcareous Vineyard

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

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  • Tablas Creek Grenache Blanc Paso Robles 2014

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    A most enjoyable 2014 grenache blanc from Tablas. There's a bit of lemon and butterscotch on the nose. The palate is creamy lemon chiffon, a hint of apricot, some really nice acidity, a medium long finish and a touch of lemon drop on the back end. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Copying this post from Weekend Wines to this thread, as requested by ... but ... but in areas like this and Paso Robles, that is what you get. Gorgeous, clear red color;  nose is strawberry, currant;  red fruits continue on the palate along with wonderful spice notes- cardamom, nutmeg, a bit of orange peel, along with that note I find hard to ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Oh yeah, maybe Nebbiolo is too acidicPaso Robles would be a good region for dark colored wines, ditto for Chateneuf du Pape in France. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best Inky Wines?


  • The wine can't be sold with a vintage date because of EU rules. I'm not ... from Walla Walla, Zin from Paso Robles, and Syrah from Napa and calling it "American". Doesn't mean the wine is bad though, and companies like Gallo have done it for years..First vintage for the F series was 2011 which is lucky because they'll be numbered according to y... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Locations F1 vs F2 vs F3


  • Eberle Sangiovese 2009

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    Cherry and light pepper notes. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Adelaida Viognier Anna's Estate Vineyard 2013

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    Very tasty Paso viognier from Adelaida. There's lemon and ripe pear on the nose. On the tongue is more ripe pear, honeysuckle, ripe stone fruits, a hint of minerality, tongue coating texture, a medium finish and medium acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Looking through my cellartracker past and present, I've found plenty of ... places - the southern Rhone, Paso Robles, Priorat, which makes sense as Grenache is typically a warm climate grape. Now you have me thinking about a new theme for a future tasting event. We just recently we popped a 2006 Clarendon Hills Grenache Old Vines Blewitt Sprin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Question: If I am not a fan of very "Plummy" wines, what are my ... ... sauvignon esp from Napa and Paso Robles. Tonight, I am having a Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato to try out. It's very bright, highly acidic, soft tannis, not too plummy...there's some unripe cherry pit to it. Not fantastic but I like the woodsy, slightly dried-matchst... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Star Angel By Montes Aurelio's Selection Paso Robles Red Blend 2008

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    Incredibly soft in the mouth. Syrah based, but tastes more like a Pinot. Dark purple. Easy to drink. Elegant as hell. Read More

    Wine review by Rysler


  • I also prefer it in a blend. Plenty of excellent blends from Paso Robles that use CF.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Experiencing cabernet franc


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