Tag: Paso Robles

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.

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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.

Turley Wine Cellars Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel 2015 Paso Robles, California

A pretty color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with cherries, blueberries, red currants, wood, red candy, spices, licorice and black pepper.

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

On the palate, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, wood, earth, graphite, spices, herbs, light vegetables and light black pepper.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a nice Zinfandel from California. Not fully balanced, yet enjoyable by itself or with food. Still young and needs another few years to mature. Showing elegance with nice complexity.

Not as fruity as I expected from a California Zinfandel. Very high in alcohol, but it’s not noticeable at all, so watch out…

This Single Vineyard Paso Robles Zinfandel needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins. I used the VSpin for about 10 minutes.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$60.