Tag: Paso Robles

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.

Robert Hall Winery Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, California

Dark ruby in color with a short purplish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, cedar, cloves, vanilla, spices, coffee, earth, eucalyptus, peppercorn and graphite.

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

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, black cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine tannins and spicy chili powder.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Very typical and consistent. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. A nice sipping wine by the porch. The tangy ending makes it interesting.

Wine Enthusiast 87 points.

Good right out of the bottle and gets some more structure after an hour of airtime. Really enjoyable.

Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20.

Leviathan Wine Co California Red Blend 2016, California

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, spices, earth and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, earth, mocha, caramel and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and cherries.

This red blend from California is drinking nicely now, although still young. Spicy and fruit forward. Tasty and easy drinking.

Made by the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels.

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

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$40.

True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Paso Robles, California

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, plums, cherries, light wood, vanilla, smoke, spices, earth, bell pepper, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, vegetables, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco and mocha.

Medium on the finish with fine tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is an enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Nicely balanced and rich, with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and needs 30 minutes to open up properly.

Wine Enthusiasts 86 points.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$19.

True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Paso Robles, California

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, plums, cherries, light wood, vanilla, smoke, spices, earth, bell pepper, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, vegetables, vanilla, earth, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco and mocha.

Medium on the finish with fine tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is an enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Nicely balanced and rich, with mild complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and needs 30 minutes to open up properly.

Wine Enthusiasts 86 points.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$19.