Tag: Paso Robles

Pomar Junction Vineyard and Winery Train Wreck 2015 Paso Robles, California

Time for some Merlot on this
#MerlotThursday. Here’s a nice one from Paso Robles.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, black plums, licorice, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, coffee, pencil lead, spices, light earth, herbs and peppercorn.

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

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, blueberries, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, licorice, light vanilla, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and tobacco leaf.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very interesting red blend from Paso Robles. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Elegant and stylish. Rich and fruity with lots of earth notes to make it interesting.

This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue in the next 3 to 5 years.

I gave it 90 minutes to open up and show the complexity. After 3 hours of airtime, it balances out with much less vegetables notes. Worth the wait.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Paired very nicely with the triple cream Brie cheese.

A blend of 21% Merlot, 21% Petite Sirah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 21% Zinfandel and 6% Mourvedre. Aged for 21 Months in oak barrels (35% New).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$45.

Leverage Wines Trajectory 2017, Paso Robles, California

Dark purple in color with a purple/ reddish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, black cherries, black plums, earth, wood, light vanilla, spices, herbs, tobacco, coffee, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, tobacco, chocolates, earth, herbs, oak, licorice, dark coffee, pencil lead, cloves, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a wonderful GSM blend from Paso Robles. Nicely balanced, rich and fruit forward. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle, but already delicious. Would age nicely in the next 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Complexity comes in in the decanter.

Spicy and interesting to drink by itself, and good with food too. Delicious and approachable.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board meats, cheeses and crackers. Goes very nicely with the aged Brie cheese.

A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. Aged for 18 months in (40% New) French Oak barrels. A small production of only 175 cases.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$56.

Saxum Vineyards Broken Stones 2005 Paso Robles, California

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, plums, strawberries, sweet cherries, light wood, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, earth, cinnamon, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

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

Dry on the palate with blueberries, black currants, wood, licorice, light vanilla, chocolates, beef jerky, spices, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, light vegetables, tobacco and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great GSM Blend from Paso Robles. Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly, but good after an hour of airtime. Tannins show up after 2 hours in the decanter.

This 15 years old is good by itself or with food. Feels more like a 10 to 15 year old, good quality, Right Bank Bordeaux.

Wine Enthusiasts 89 points (big miss).

Really enjoyed smelling on it for a while. Delicious and tasty.

Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.

A blend of 74% Syrah, 24% Grenache and 2% Mourvedre.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$125 (current vintage)

Eos Estate Winery Tears of Dew Late Harvest Moscato 2006 Paso Robles, California

This is a delicious 14 year old, Moscato from Paso Robles. Showing ripen apples and citrus fruits, cooked oranges, honey, melons, tropical fruits, peaches, light vanilla, bananas, apricots, guava, tangerines, mediterranean spices and black pepper.

Sweet on the palate and nicely balanced, with high acidity to balance it out.

Full bodied with great complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Long finish with tangy lemons.

Loved the nose, but the palate is much more interesting and tasty. Usually it’s the other way for me.

Wine Enthusiasts 95 points.
Thank you Elvira and David for sharing this with us.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with an Italian berry tart. Delicious.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$25 (current vintage, half bottle).

Justin Vineyards and Winery Isosceles Reserve 2014, California

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, cedar, licorice, spices, tobacco, vanilla, stewed tomatoes, peppercorn, mint, earth, chocolates and coffee.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, spices, leather, earth, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, coke, peppercorn, coffee and mocha.

Spicy long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a fabulous red blend from Paso Robles. Complex with a great mouthfeel. Shows nice balance now.

Feels like a Napa Cabernet. I really loved the nose. Palate is delicious. The Reserve is definitely better than the regular version.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show itself, and will age nicely in the next 10 years.

Rich and opulent. Tasty, spicy and intense. I love these Bordeaux blends. Delicious all by itself.

Thank you John for sharing.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec.

16% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$115.

Dusty Nabor Wines Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, California

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Paso Robles.

Dark inky in color with a reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black currants, wood, vanilla, spices, licorice, tobacco, light earth, coffee, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with black cherries, blueberries, oak, light earth, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, coffee, peppercorn and cinnamon.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from California. Showing a nice mouthfeel with nice complexity.

Nicely balanced and easy drinking. Good by itself or with food. A good sipping wine to have all by itself on the balcony.

Wine Enthusiasts 89 points.

This 4 year old, needs 2 hours to open up properly, remove some acidity, and balanced itself out.

I loved that the alcohol level is medium, but still gives a great mouthfeel.

Tangy, interesting and very enjoyable with lots of coffee notes.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a Single Vineyard aged for 18 months in New French Oak barrels.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$65.

Dusty Nabor Wines Paso Robles Grenache 2017, California

A pretty color of light red, much like a Pinot Noir.

Fruity nose of sweet strawberries, cherries, raspberries, light wood, spices and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, red currants, wood, spices, light vanilla, light vegetables, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine tannins and spices.

This is a light and engaging Grenache from Paso Robles. Easy drinking with a soft and spicy mouthfeel. Shows mild complexity and nicely balanced.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes), and shows the tannins.

Doesn’t really show the high alcohol, which I liked. After an hour of airtime it is spicier and feels bigger, so i would suggest waiting with it.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$12.

Robert Hall Paso Robles Sauvignon Blanc 2017, California

Pale straw in color with a golden hue.

Pretty nose with green apples, citrus, limes, lemons, light tropical fruits, minerals and white pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, earth, green apples, light vegetables, grapefruits and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is an easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc from Paso Robles. Crisp, refreshing and good for the pool or parties.

I paired it with brie cheese and crackers.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$13.

Austin Hope Winery Templeton Gap District Mourvedre/Syrah 2014 Paso Robles, California

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Big nose of over ripe blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, raisins, dried fruits, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light alcohol, vinaigrette, graphite, bonfire smoke and peppercorn.

Full bodied, big and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with prunes, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, tobacco, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, peppercorn, pencil lead and light vegetables.

Long finish with fine tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Syrah blend from Paso Robles. Fruit forward with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. A great sipping wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes).

Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature and calm down. Might be too fruity for some.

I paired it with cheeses, dried fruits and light appetizers.

A blend of 50% Mourvedre and 50% Syrah. Aged separately for 26 months in 85% New French Oak barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$65.

Robert Hall Winery Rosé de Robles 2018 Paso Robles, California

Pale salmon in color with a peach hue.

Pretty nose of strawberries, raspberries, red flowers, grapefruits, green apples, citrus, lemons, bananas, kiwi, pineapples and light vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, minerals and white pepper.

Spicy finish with bitter almonds and spices.

This is a nice Rosé from Paso Robles. Easy drinking, crisp and refreshing.

Good for parties, or to sip on by the pool.

Good with food, too. I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

A blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah.

13% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$18.