This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of top ten wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article Paso Robles 2018 & 2017: Grace and Power . Enjoy an excerpt from his article and his notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Following the hot 2017 vintage, growers and winemakers in Paso Robles were relieved to have a cooler vintage in 2018. The long growing season and moderate conditions led to an unhurried harvest and a larger-than-normal crop of healthy fruit. The results are outstanding.” --Josh Raynolds, Paso Robles 2018 & 2017: Grace and Power, December 2020 1. Broadside 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Margarita Vineyard 2. DAOU 2017 Soul of a Lion Estate 3. Denner Vineyards 2018 Theresa 4. Glunz Family Winery & Cellars 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 5. Iron + Sand 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 6. Justin Vineyards & Winery 2017 Isosceles 7. Linne Calodo 2018 Problem Child 8. McPrice Myers 2018 Zinfandel Pound for Pound 9. My Favorite Neighbor 2018 Harvey & Harriet 10. Tablas Creek Vineyard 2018 Côtes de Tablas

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Côtes de Tablas Paso Robles Grenache Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.3

Ruby-red. Pungent, smoke-tinged red berry preserve and floral aromas are energized by a mineral flourish and a spicy suggestion of white pepper. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering sweet cherry and raspberry flavors that convey an appealing blend of depth and energy. Closes smooth, spicy and subtly tannic, displaying even tannins, a touch of lavender and strong persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

Dark purple. Deep-pitched cassis, cherry-vanilla and pipe tobacco aromas are complemented by a building floral note and a hint of cracked pepper. Rich but energetic as well, showing solid thrust to the dark berry preserve, mocha and rose pastille flavors. Finishes on a smoky note, with strong tenacity, lingering floral oak spice character and steadily building tannins. All new French oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

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Daou Vineyards

Soul Of A Lion Adelaida District Red Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.6

Glass-staining ruby. Powerful, oak-tinged black currant, cherry, candied rose, pipe tobacco and mocha scents are accompanied by succulent herb and mineral flourishes. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated but energetic bitter cherry, dark berry liqueur, vanilla and licorice flavors that unfurl slowly through the midpalate. Youthful but well-knit tannins frame an extremely long, sweet finish that features resonating spice, mineral and floral notes. The interplay of power and finesse here is quite marvelous. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

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My Favorite Neighbor

Harvey & Harriet Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Inky ruby. Ripe, spice-accented cherry, black currant, pipe tobacco and vanilla qualities on the deeply perfumed nose. Fleshy, appealingly sweet dark fruit preserve, floral pastille and bitter chocolate flavors are supported by a core of juicy acidity. Conveys an appealing blend of depth and energy and finishes sweet and long, with smooth, well-knit tannins and lingering dark berry and vanilla notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

Iron + Sand

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

Deep violet. Dark berries, cherry pit and a hint of licorice on the spice-accented nose. Chewy and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry, cassis and cracked pepper flavors and a touch of mintiness. Finishes long and taut, with building spiciness and gently chewy tannins that come in slowly. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

Glunz Family Winery and Cellars

Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

Glass-staining maroon. Dark berry liqueur, fruitcake, smoky oak and vanilla nuances on the deeply perfumed nose. Coats the palate with concentrated black/blue fruit, bitter chocolate and floral pastille flavors; baking spice and mineral nuances add lift and back-end cut. Fleshy and deep but energetic as well. Finishes on a youthfully tannic note, displaying sharp focus and impressive, dark-fruit-driven persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

Broadside

Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Saturated ruby. Oak-spice-accented black/blue fruit aromas pick up hints of vanilla and cured tobacco with air. Plush and broad on the palate, offering subtly sweet cassis and cherry flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Supple tannins build through a long, pliant finish that leaves cherry preserve, vanilla and cracked pepper notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

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McPrice Myers

"Pound For Pound" Paso Robles Zinfandel 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

Inky violet. Ripe black/blue fruit, espresso and a hint of spiciness on the deeply perfumed nose. Broad and supple on the palate, offering gently sweet cassis and cherry flavors that turn firmer on the back half. Finishes smooth and long, with a lingering mocha quality and rounded tannins adding subtle grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

Linne Calodo

Problem Child Zinfandel Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.6

Youthful purple. Expressive, spice- and mineral-accented cherry and dark berry aromas reveal an emerging floral top-note and a hint of vanilla. Sappy and alluringly sweet, offering palate-staining red/blue fruit preserve, candied violet, spice-cake and mocha flavors that deftly marry richness to energy. Deepens with air while maintaining urgency, and closes extremely long and spicy, with gentle tannic grip and resonating blue fruit and floral notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago

Denner Vineyards

Theresa White Rhone Blend 2018

Delectable Wine
9.3

Limpid yellow. Aromas of poached pear and white peach are complicated by orange zest, dusty mineral and floral nuances. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering chewy, mineral-laced orchard and pit fruit flavors that show bright, spicy lift and cut on the back half. Clings with strong tenacity on a vibrant finish that leaves behind suave floral and honey notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020) — a year ago