Paso Robles, Central Coast

Robert Hall

Cavern Select Paso Robles Mourvedre 2016

This wine is nearly full-blown Mourvèdre, so it's dark. It's rich, too, with a nose of cassis and blackberries shrouded in smoke and tobacco. It's fragrant to a fault, if such a thing exists. The palate is beautiful, with deep, dark fruit and savory herbs bursting at the seams. The tannins are there, but are surprisingly tame. That's all the better for sipping. This is a wonderful wine with a bounty of aroma and flavor and a near-perfect touch of oak. — 2 days ago

Daniel P., Phil and 2 others liked this

Daou Vineyards

Soul Of A Lion Adelaida District Red Blend 2014

This really impressed on pop n pour. Dark balanced fruit with a touch bell pepper from the cab franc. I preferred it over the b cellars on opening, but the b cellars ehrlich jumped ahead with air. — 9 hours ago

Mike, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Giornata

Aglianico

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

I prefer this #Aglianico to many Italian wines I have had. #giornata works with two different clones and this was more like a #Taurasi style and was intense and spicy. — 7 days ago

Ted, Keith and 1 other liked this

Alta Colina

Old 900 Estate Syrah

At an Alta Colina winemaker dinner last night (thanks Maggie Tillman!) we opened the 2015 of this Syrah. It was a beautiful wine grown on a north facing hillside in Paso. This one just three years older really revealed where that 2015 will hopefully go. The 2012 was more integrated and the richness of its flavors more developed. The Tillman’s make a beautiful wine! — 21 hours ago

Austin Hope Winery

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

In 1978 Chuck Hope left his job in beverage distribution, moved to Paso Robles, became a farmer, & with time became a top grape grower. Working with his father, Austin led the family into winemaking in ‘95, creating his label in 2000. Paso Cabs vary in quality, this one is great! Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet ripe black fruits & dried spices. Flavors of ripe blackberry, sweet cacao, espresso & vanilla oak. Big wine, firm tannins that needed 45 minutes, lingering fruit finish. The 15% ABV was not an issue — 7 days ago

Shay, James and 5 others liked this

Terry Hoage Vineyards (TH Vineyards)

Skins Paso Robles Grenache

2011 Vintage. 15.5% alcohol. 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah. Now we’re talking, a 2011 standout. Bright full fruit nose and palate. A shame that lawyers got involved and now the winery is TH Vineyards. This must have been the first volley to put “Terry Hoage Vineyards is not affiliated with Hogue wines or with the Hogue Cellars” on the back label. Not even as close as Foley Estates in Paso and Robert Foley Vineyards in Napa. — 14 days ago

Shay, David and 1 other liked this

Giornata

Paso Robles Barbera

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

Lovely juicy and tart example of the #Barbera grape. It is fresh and delicious and has a surprisingly long finish to contrast with its lightness. #giornata #pasowine — 7 days ago

James, Ted and 2 others liked this

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Bretta Rosé Wild Ale 2017

Staying with the raspberry theme, this is fantastic. Great tartness on the palate, the raspberry element present but subtle compared to the previous beer. Great balance. Easily ond of thd best beers I’ve had from Firestone Walker. — 2 days ago

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Turley

Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

A pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with cherries, blueberries, red currants, wood, red candy, spices, licorice and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

On the palate, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, wood, earth, graphite, spices, herbs, light vegetables and light black pepper.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a nice Zinfandel from California. Not fully balanced, yet enjoyable by itself or with food. Still young and needs another few years to mature. Showing elegance with nice complexity.

Not as fruity as I expected from a California Zinfandel. Very high in alcohol, but it's not noticeable at all, so watch out... This Single Vineyard Paso Robles Zinfandel needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins. I used the VSpin for about 10 minutes.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$60.
— 15 days ago

Bill, Shay and 27 others liked this

Terry Hoage Vineyards (TH Vineyards)

The Hedge Syrah

2012 Vintage. 15.4% Alcohol. Big Syrah with. Velvet mouthfeel. Stood up to spicy Thai food. — 6 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this