Tag: Paso Robles

Eberle Winery Paso Robles Muscat Canelli 1995, California

Light salmon in color with a golden hue.

Sweet nose of honeydew, peaches, honey, light earth, ripen citrus fruits, dried apricots, tangerines and light raspberries.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Off dry on the palate with strawberries, apples, pears, peaches, tangerines, spices and rose pedals.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a very tasty and easy drinking semi sweet wine from Paso Robles. A nice surprise, as I didn’t expect much from it.

Nicely balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars. Very enjoyable and aromatic.

This 27 year old is drinking very nicely now and will be still good in the next few years.

Needs a few hours to open up properly and show the complexity, so be patient.

At this point it has too much going on to pair with food, like spicy Thai food, and might interfere. Not sweet enough to pair with cakes, and better by itself as a sipping wine.

10.4% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20 (current vintage).

Halter Ranch Vineyard Grenache 2019 Paso Robles, California


Purple in color with medium intensity and a wide purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, red cherries, sweet strawberries, herbs, wild flowers, spices, light metals and black pepper. Smells fresh and clean.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, cherries, strawberries, herbs, spices, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Grenache from Paso Robles. Easy drinking and good right out of the bottle.

Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Feels like a fruity Gigondas.

After 30 minutes of airtime, tannins show up and bring good structure to the wine.

It’s easy to finish this bottle without even realizing, so watch out.

A great sipping wine. Spicy and interesting. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years, and see how it evolved.

Good by itself or with food. I had it by the pool, and it paired very nicely with dried meats.

100% Grenache grapes were aged in concrete vessels for 16 months. A small production of only 12 barrels made.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$50.

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).