Paso Station

San Antonio Winery

Centennial Blend 1991

The perfect year for California Cabernet , 2014! This is SanAntonio Centennial Red Blend. WOW. I may need a case of this. I would put this up against any 150 to 175 bottle of cab. And guess what? Its half that price. Right from the start you get an amazing distinctive cabernet grape in your mouth. But then there is the malbec and petit verdot and petite sarah kicking in. It also has a syrah grape blended in on the top. I love this wine!!!!!
The bouquet has lots of fresh blueberry pie fresh out of the oven baby! The palate hits very sudden with lots of those big flavorful dark fruits such as blackberry, dark currant, and ripe blueberries. Then comes the pepper and oak. Very Earthy on the mid palate. Hints of mineral rich soil finish it off. The finish is mildly dry and just perfect! Oh my, I need to order more of this before anyone else does. Maybe I should not post this rating... :-) - cheers!
— a day ago

Alex, Ted and 6 others liked this

Paix Sur Terre

Songs of Its Own Glenrose Vineyard Grenache Blend 2012

Terrific wine from Ryan Pease at Paix sur Terre. Still retaining a lot of fruit and very elegant on the palate, this has really developed nicely over that past few years. Not sure if it’s going to improve much at this point, so my advice is to enjoy this one now. — 3 days ago

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Eric, David and 5 others liked this

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Côtes de Tablas Blanc White Rhone Blend 2019

Beautifully aromatic with a clean mineral overtone - ripe white peach, lemon, honeydew melon, honeysuckle, tarragon, white pepper, arugula. Palate has loads more honeysuckle and white melon and some chewy, citrus-squeezed greenness that blessedly avoids that cloying bitter herbal note I fear from Rhône whites.

Fresh from the fall mailing. I want this next time for brunch with eggs Florentine. Wouldn’t be surprised if it ages brilliantly.

44% Viognier, 29% Marsanne, 19% Grenache Blanc, 8% Roussane
— 15 days ago

Jae, Ken and 10 others liked this

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Savant Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2017

Nose has holiday spices, black currant and cherry sauce. Palate has plum, peppercorn and tobacco leaf. Smooth entrance, full bodied mouthfeel and an intense warm finish. — 8 days ago

Ryan, Alex and 1 other liked this

Paul Lato

"White Piano" Paderewski Vineyard Grenache 2018

Absolutely love Paul Lato’s grenaches. Made in a much more feminine style than, say, what John Alban does, this one is probably still a bit too young but was terrific just the same. Delicate yet intense, the bottle was finished before Vanessa and I realized it (always a sign that we love a wine!). I’d give it 2-3 more years in the cellar...but it’s pretty hard to resist right now! — 11 hours ago

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Jan, Eric and 6 others liked this

My Favorite Neighbor

Blanc Paso Robles White Blend 2017

Mike R
9.1

This is tasty and paired well with the strawberry arugula salads with grilled salmon - this 100% chard with vanilla honey melon and spices - strange thing is this a Paso Robles chard but has hints of being a sauv blanc - update - the 19 is a chard but the 17 is a white Rhône blend but a mystery blend — a day ago

Mike, Severn and 44 others liked this
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Villa Creek

Willow Creek Cuvée Red Rhone Blend 2017

A GSM blend from Cris Cherry at Villa Creek, this is what I would call one of his entry-level wines. Doesn’t possess the depth or complexity of some of his other cuvees like High Road or Avenger, but is still really enjoyable and a great value. — 11 days ago

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Paul, Shay and 7 others liked this

Torrin

The Banshee Grenache Blend 2013

2013 Vintage. 15.4% Alcohol. 48% Syrah, 32% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre. Lovely blend hitting it’s prime drinking window. Loved it. — 5 days ago

Sharon, Shay and 8 others liked this

Chronic Cellars

Purple Paradise Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018

I thought I would do something fun this Halloween season and post some “creepy” wines and pair them with some fun cheese. This is a nice blend from Paso Robles, medium body, dark garnet in color. Very tannic with notes of rhubarb and raspberry. I wish I could eat this cheese by the mouthful. It’s a Wensleydale cheese from the UK with strawberry and Prosecco. So sweet, it really offsets the tannins in the wine. 💀🍷🧀 — 5 days ago

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Ooh! I like this wine and spooky glass setting. 👻 Cool glass!💀
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@Sharon B Nice! Sounds delicious@
Danielle

Danielle

Love it! That cheese sounds amazing too!

Booker Vineyard

The Alchemist Syrah Blend 2009

Drinking absolutely perfectly right now. Had a tasting with Eric a few years back who said he prefers his wines within the first few years, but I have to say that virtually every Booker wine I’ve had (save for the whites and roses) have improved substantially with a few more years in the cellar. We last had this in 2015, and it is substantially better now. At this stage I don’t think it’s going to improve much going forward, but it is terrific right now (so drink ‘em if ya got ‘em!). — 14 days ago

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I watched a virtual interview with him where he compared his wines against other high end wineries (SQN, Saxum, etc). He pointed out their use of whole cluster and said he doesn’t want to imitate them as he doesn’t want to compete against them (his friends). Because of that, he goes to a different style (which normally allows it to be more accessible at a younger age). We all have our own preferences, but I thought that was a unique standpoint, and I respected it.
Jim McCusker

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@Shay A, totally agree with you. What impresses me about Eric’s wines is that they are terrific across a wide window. That’s rare.
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@Jim McCusker : Good point. I haven’t tried all of Booker’s wines, but whenever I have, they’ve been consistently good (sometimes really good) and that’s certainly rare. I have a 2017 Tempranillo I’m very excited to try at some point.