Tag: Paso Robles

Halter Ranch Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, California

It’s time to drink a Cabernet on this #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Paso Robles.

Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black plums, black currants, light cedar, licorice, vanilla, spices, tobacco, black pepper, dark chocolates and herbs.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, oak, tobacco, licorice, light vanilla, herbs, coffee, light alcohol, peppercorn, light earth and chocolates.

Nice finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. I always enjoy these Bordeaux blends. A good sipping wine too.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 45 minutes of air time, when tannins show up and bring in more structure to the wine.

Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years and see how it evolved.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair wonderfully with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged for 16 months in (30% new) French Oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$55.

Ghost Cellars Paso Robles Proprietary Red Wine 2018, California



Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose blueberries, cherries, spices, light oak, licorice, earth, tobacco and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, light vanilla, oak, spices, peppercorn, earth, pencil lead and coffee.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Paso Robles. Easy drinking with a soft and spicy mouthfeel.

Good by itself and better with food.
Tangy and good right out of the bottle.

A good everyday wine that should get better in the next few years.

I paired it with prosciutto, olives and crackers. Will pair nicely with pizza.

A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot and 2% Malbec. A small production of only 423 cases.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.



Ghost Cellars Reserve 2017, Paso Robles, California


Pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, licorice, vanilla, earth, light herbs, coffee, tobacco, spices and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, peppercorn, dark chocolates, light diet cola and earth.

Medium length on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Still young and would benefit from a a few more years in the bottle, but already drinking nicely, even by itself.

Nice to see a low ABV here, and showing true typicity to the region, both on the nose and palate.

Good by itself or with food. Tangy and interesting.

Needed some time to open up. I gave it 90 minutes, and that’s when the tannins and more structure came in.

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

A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot. Aged in French Oak barrels.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

Pomar Junction Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014 Paso Robles, California

Deep purple in color with a short reddish rim.

Nose of blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, black plums, cooked cherries, light cedar, licorice, light herbs, tobacco, light vanilla, milk chocolates, graphite, spices and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, spices, pencil lead, earth, tobacco, cedar, licorice, light vanilla, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity at this point. Showing nice structure. Powerful and rich.

This 7 year old from the great 2014 vintage is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Very tasty and enjoyable by itself or with food. A good sipping wine.

I gave it a couple of hours to open up properly and show the tannins. After 3 hours, grippy tannins show up.

Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French oak barrels
(50% new) for 2 years.

15.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$45.

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.