Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Daou Vineyards

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

I encroached on this wine with low expectations, even with the knowledge of Daou’s reputation and the pedigree they employ. I’ve never been a fan of Paso Robles and my only run-in with Daou was unimpressive, to say the least. I digress. Tonight’s bottle was purchased to assist my wife & I with putting up Christmas decorations and I think we chose wisely. The deep, dark fruits in this juice are brooding and dense, reminding me of a thick slab of blackberry/blueberry cobbler. The notes of anise & clove offer a nice touch of spice and are even more welcome around the holiday season. The delicate notes of vanilla are pleasing and nuanced. The mouthfeel is plush and voluptuous and has enough complexity to justify the price-point. This is a well-made wine; one that makes me re-think my position on Paso Robles. — 7 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Don’t fall for the Austin Hope mega purple fruit bomb. $50.00 retail makes people think its a real Cabernet. $18.00 from distributors, obviously not a quality Cabernet
Ron R

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Good notes, Ryan. Thanks for sharing.

Rex Goliath

Giant 47 Pound Rooster Cabernet Sauvignon

Low-cost, drinkable Cabernet. Smells like cinnamon, vanilla and cherry. Soft fruit, medium bodied, and sweetly spicy. Good for salty snacks to balance out the fruit. Will buy again. — 14 days ago

Ravel & Stitch

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvigon

Very dark with rich sweet smooth finish — 13 hours ago

Austin Hope Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This is a nice surprise. A great Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.

Showing black fruits with chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, mocha, coke, maple, brown sugar and peppercorn.

Full bodied, bold and very fruity. Dry to off dry on the palate.

Nice length on the finish with soft tannins.

Good by itself or with food and good for parties.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$53.
— 18 days ago

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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

I’ve been holding off on this year. In the cellar. Is it ready?
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Stuart Scheff I forget when I had my 2015..but yes it is very enjoyable!
"Odedi"

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@Stuart Scheff it's still very fruity. I'd wait a couple of years

Line Shack Winery

San Antonio Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dark ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of cassis, cedar, cherry, graphite, licorice, mocha, plum, and smoke. Full-bodied, with heavy tannins and medium-high acidity. Bold, balanced, and intense on the palate. A long, satisfying finish with a hint of pepper and vanilla. Incredible QPR. — 4 days ago

Lone Madrone

The Dodd Paso Robles Tannat Petit Verdot Zinfandel 2013

This is a nice red blend from Paso Robles. Showing Bing cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, coffee, tobacco leaf, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Smells like a Pinot Noir from Oregon. Doesn't taste like that though. A Very interesting wine.

A great Food wine. Needs a few hours to open up properly. A little unbalanced and better with food.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 53% Tannat, 21% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Verdot and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

Next day update : it becomes balanced and enjoyable by itself.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.
— 3 days ago

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Booker Vineyard

My Favorite Neighbor Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Young and vibrant with that classic Paso finish. Enjoyable! — 5 days ago

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Shell Griffiths

Shell Griffiths

Great label

Daou Vineyards

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

With burgers. Good structure under that fruit without being a bomb or overly tannic. — 13 days ago

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Sextant Wines

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Light ruby hue with high saturation. Aromas and flavors of cassis, cherry, chocolate, oak, plum, smoke, strawberry, and vanilla. Full-bodied, with heavy tannins and medium acidity. Bold and beautiful on the palate, with a deep, lingering finish. — 13 hours ago

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Still opening up and will need to update this. Cherry notes and firm but complementary tannin. Looking forward to this with my steak dinner. — 20 hours ago