Paso Robles, Central Coast

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. — 3 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.

Booker Vineyard

Pink Rosé

2018 Vintage. 14.1% Alcohol. 86% Grenache, 8% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah. Perfect leftover turkey and trimmings wine. Fruity and lighter style. Yum. — 4 days ago

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Booker Vineyard

Oublié Red Rhone Blend 2016

With a lot of air this was so delicious. Bold dark fruit that probably needs a few more years to find its fullest expression. Definitely going to get more of this. — 9 days ago

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Wind Gap Wines

Luna Matta Nebbiolo 2009

Palmer Emmitt
9.3

Though it tastes a bit older than ‘09, it absolutely tastes like Italy - quite possibly the best new world Nebbiolo I’ve had. Color is a pale brick with garnet tinges on the rim, and the nose really jumps from the glass in a way that is both energetic and eroding. Palate features fully mature integrated tannins and firm acid with intense dried cherry fruit, dirty rose water, and some emerging earthy tertiary character. It continues to grow on me with more time in the glass - I think this bottle and I found each other on the perfect day. — 9 days ago

Eric, Shay and 7 others liked this

Saxum Vineyards

Heart Stone Vineyard Syrah Blend 2005

Earthy, brambly, boysenberry, cocoa, blue stone, ... basically what I imagine a whole vineyard jammed in a blender would taste like.... awesome! 14 years mature and in good shape. Saxum elevated the Thanksgiving turkey! — 6 days ago

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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.
— 14 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!
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@Stuart Scheff it's still very fruity. I'd wait a couple of years

Epoch Estate Wines

White Blend 2018

Epoch 18 White.Tart green/yellow apple, beehive with lime & minerality?!? slate & lemon wedge enhance the palate as white flowers dance on the back of it ,a little to much acidity. Open late winter!!
47% Grenache Blanc 42% Viognier 11% Roussanne
— 6 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

My bottles are sitting at FedEx right now, too lazy to pick up today
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No need to pick them up. 4 to 6 months out. Promise it will taste better. @Paul T- Huntington Beach

Bodega de Edgar

Tempranillo

This is a great exhibition of Tempranillo from Paso Robles. Bountiful nose leads to black fruit and earth tones on the palette. Simply enjoyable — 2 days ago

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Calcareous

Paso Robles Syrah 2008

Nicely aged. Nose - Blueberry syrup, BlackBerry, a bit of cream, Teriyaki. Palate - still has some heat. Less savory than I expected but not in a bad way. This has held up well. Nicely done. — 10 days ago

Ryan, Severn and 9 others liked this

Booker Vineyard

Oublié 24 Paso Robles Mourvedre Blend 2016

WOW. OMFG. DAMN. What a wine. Clearly the best Booker I’ve ever had and it was Pop and Pour. Absolutely delicious — 4 days ago

P, David and 5 others liked this
Raul Puga

Raul Puga

@P A cheers right back at you🍷
Trixie

Trixie

Your pup looks amazed by it too! 😉Cheers! Glad it was lovely! 🍷
Raul Puga

Raul Puga

@Trixie yep she was mad she didn’t get any😂🍷Cheers