Tag: Paso Robles

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.

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.