Paso Robles is rapidly growing as a wine region. The main AVA was founded in 1983 and now there are 11 sub appellations that range from cool coastal growing areas to hotter inland districts. The large and diverse region covers 614,000 acres, growing a range of grape varieties. Vineyards planted to Rhone varietals are being developed as well as vines with Spanish and Italian ancestry. There are more than 40 different grape varieties grown in Paso Robles. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel make up 72% of the regions 26,000 acres of vineyards. There are now over 200 wineries in this appellation which run the gamut from the small boutiques, to those family-run, and on to small resort style places with grassy picnic areas and weekend entertainment. We will be tasting this Saturday an interesting cross-section of Paso wines, sure to impress.
2016 Pomar Junction Viognier
List price 20.00; Our price 18.99
An intensely aromatic white wine, this Viognier is made from 100% Pomar estate grown and hand picked fruit.. It is a dry, crisp Viognier with a tropical and floral nose. It is fruit forward, exhibiting lime and pear flavors on the palate, with a lingering peach and honeysuckle finish. It is an excellent wine for pairing with many dishes
2016 Robert Hall Rosé de Robles
List price 14.00; Our price 11.99
This wine is bursting with aromas of fresh strawberry and hints of raspberry and tangerine. Bright red berry fruit and citrus zest flavors echo the aromas. Refreshing and dry, this rosé is medium-bodied with a balanced acidity that lingers on the tongue. Enjoy with a variety of foods, including cheese, salads, seafood and grilled meats. It received 4 Stars and a Gold Medal at the 2017 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition.
2013 Maddalena Zinfandel List price 15.00; Our price 11.99
This wine shows lively, fruity aromas of raspberry jam on toast and spiced cherries with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body proceeding to roasted nuts, cedar, and an earthy finish. It is a rich, nicely balanced Zinfandel that is very easy to drink, making it perfect for backyard barbecues.
2011 Opaque Malbec
List price 30.00; Our price 24.99
For those of you who like their wines impenetrable by light, here is your fare. Originally from Bordeaux and Cahors, France, Malbec is often used for blending with other grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. However, Malbec by itself has become widely appreciated since the huge success of the Argentine products.
2014 Tooth & Nail Petite Sirah, “The Stand”
List price 29.00; Our price 26.99
This wine is dark and brooding in the glass, presaging a likewise experience. Dark chocolate mouse blends with blackberry and fresh cream. Powerful and rich layers of boysenberry and acai settle on the palate as a wisp of smoke and subtle herbs blend in towards the finish. With subtle acidity, the deep and supple tannin linger on the long finish. The blend is 80% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah and 10% Malbec.
2014 Treana Red
List price 30.00; Our price 27.99
Beautiful aromas of bright red cherry, pomegranate and plum are enhanced by flavors of dried figs, allspice and anise. There are also hints of dried blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry combining with undertones of lavender, dark chocolate and roasted coffee. The wine culminates with a long and balanced finish within its great depth and structure. Tasting Panel Magazine awarded it a 93-point rating.
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