Paso Robles, Central Coast

Booker Vineyard

White Paso Robles Roussanne Blend

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9.3

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Golden color in the glass. Skunky and sulfur notes on the nose, alongside salted popcorn kernels. Toasted lemon. Savory style aromatics. Viscous and round on the palate, with a lot of nutty characteristics. Ripened guava and banana peel finish. One of the better Rhône whites I’ve had. Thanks for sending
@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum !
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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum : Do you think these are best right at release or with 6-12months additional time in bottle? Loved this.
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🤷‍♂️, I’ve never kept one long enough to find out,

Booker Vineyard

Jada Vineyard Grenache Syrah 2015

Meh, had high hopes after the first one of these I tried, but the last two didn’t blow me away. Good, not great. — 6 days ago

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Booker Vineyard

RLF Paso Robles Pinot Noir

2014 Vintage. 14% Alcohol. Big, Syrah like Pinot Noir. Not for the French PN style lovers. Similar to Sea Smoke. — 6 days ago

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Justin Vineyards & Winery

Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Justin and Deborah Baldwin acquired their land in 1981 and planted 72 acres in vineyards that same year. Light straw with typical SB nose of floral with tropical & citrus fruits. On the palate pineapple and peach flavors with citrus and some herb notes. Crisp medium finish ending with mineral notes. Nice value! — 17 days ago

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Booker Vineyard

Fracture 24 Months Syrah 2013

Needs time. Needs a LOT of time. Needs a vitamix. Or at least a decanter. This one pours like oil. Violet color. Purple and black fruits abound. Nutty, lavender, pie spice, hint of cinnamon. Finishes with stiff tannin. Will be best on day two. 95 points east, possibly higher in a few years. I think prime drinking for this is 2022. — 8 days ago

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In agreement with Mark here. Tight and needs a lot of time, but you could easily tell the quality was top shelf. Dark and chalky fruit...currant, blackberry, violet. Some pencil shavings and mocha. Mulberry note on the finish once it had gotten 2-3hrs of air. In time, this will be a knockout.
9.5

Villa Creek

Luna Matta Vineyard Aglianico 2011

Dinner in downtown Paso Robles and trying to mix up a day of Rhône-style indulgence. This Cal-Ital hits you in the nose with smoky blood orange, actual blood, herbs, and lavender. For an ‘11 and a Cali wine, I expected it to be softer. This has massive structure, beautiful acid and very grippy tannins wrapping a lengthy finish. Paired nicely to a braised short rib and also to my wife’s lamb ragu. — 15 days ago

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Cypher Winery

The Peasant Paso Robles Grenache Blend 2011

Earthy Syrah and Grenache with good dew red fruit and solid tannins. — 4 days ago

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L'Aventure

Estate Cuvée Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2012

Dark black fruit nose. Pours deep. Full bodied wine. Blackberry, boysenberry, herbs. Middle has black tea and black fruit with espresso bean. Power. Finishes with a fair amount of toasted tannin, dark fruit and some nutty character. Expressive, and seems like it could go another 15 years or so. 2012 and tastes like a 2015. — 8 days ago

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This is a bruiser. Large and in charge. The nose starts off potpourri and violet like, and then dives in to a fruit explosion of dark fruit. Dense and flavor packed on the palate with licorice, toasted fruits and just a small amount of smoked meat. A struggle between decadent and savory, but is no doubt delicious.
9.4

Turley

Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

Keeping this review simple, as a day of tasting has blown my palette. Turley makes something like 30 single vineyard Zins. The Dusi, like their other Paso sites, is stylistically between the elegance of Contra Costa and the burly structure of their Napa mountain sites. This drinks well for being so young, searing acid aside. — 13 days ago

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Epoch Estate Wines

Paso Robles Tempranillo 2011

Epoch Monday,
Football & Dodgers!
This 2011 is ready to go. Smooth & velvety,
— 6 days ago

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