Posts tagged: Paso Robles

Bordeaux Meets Paso Robles (99 Points)

The name “Booker” comes from the two orphan brothers, Claude and Dick Booker, who had purchased the land in the late 1920’s. By the turn of the century the Booker brothers had acquired over 1,200 acres on Paso’s Westside. The Booker brothers were Paso’s favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and humanitarians. […]

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100 Point Vineyard’s Alluring Red

Chris and his wife JoAnn Cherry moved to Paso Robles in 1996 to open a restaurant, partake in the burgeoning wine scene and raise their children in the country. In 2001 they purchased their first grapes to make wine for their restaurant. And so began Villa Creek Cellars, a real expression of west Paso Robles’ […]

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A “MIGHTY” WHITE – JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER

The Paderewski Vineyard is 67 acres of undulating, steep, limestone rich hillsides within 350 rural, spring-fed acres in Paso Robles.  In the early 1900’s, this vineyard was cherished and farmed by world-renowned pianist, polish diplomat, and vintner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski.  Fast forward a century, and this property stood forgotten and fallow.  In 2004 Epoch became the steward of this […]

Blind Tasting Winning GSM

  In a recent “Rhone Varietal” blind tasting my tasting group awarded Alta Colina with a solid first place. We tasted the following wines: Herman Story GSM (94 RP) Booker “Vertigo” (95 RP) Frequency (93 AG) Tenet (95 RP) Big Basin (93 AG) DuMOL “Eddie’s Patch” (95 AG) Keplinger “Sumo” (94 AG) Keplinger Fuego (95 AG) Herman […]

California Chateauneuf-du-Pape Surprise!

  Since the 1970’s, Bob Tillman has looked for the site where he could plant a world-class vineyard. He didn’t find that property until he moved to the Central Coast of California and tasted Paso Robles wines. Finally, he and his wife Lynn knew they were in the place where they could produce the kind […]

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MUST HAVE SPRING WHITE

  Halter Ranch is a small, family-owned winery located in the heart of Paso Robles’ Westside Adelaida district.  The “pulse’ of Rhone Varietals in California.  All the wines produced by this small winery are 100% Estate-grown. Halter Ranch 2014 “Estate” Grenache Blanc, Paso Robles Retail 30.00 – GGWC 27.99 FREE SHIPPING on 12 Use code HALTER […]

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FOGHAT = LATE NIGHT WINE = FREE SHIPPING

Steve Rasmussen, the longtime winemaker at Talley Vineyards in Arroyo Grande (Santa Barbara), has been a big fan and friend of the band Foghat for years when they decided to launch their own label “Foghat Cellars”.  Foghat drummer and founder Roger Earl and his wife Linda play an active day to day role in the winery as well, […]

A 97 Point “Moaning” Syrah

John Schwartz, owner of Amuse Bouche Winery in Napa Valley, and Chef Bryan Ogden, recipient of the James Beard Award for best restaurant 2003 are the owners ofPharaoh Moans winery.  With their combined 35 years in the wine and food industry, they teamed up with winemaker Guillaume Fabre.  Their vineyards are located in the West Paso Robles […]

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Herman Story descendant 3 barrel production

Giovanni Grandinetti worked his way up the wine ladder, learning the wine trade literally from the ground up.  He operated the crushpad, worked the vineyards, cleaned the barrels, etc.  But it was not until he started working for some smaller, boutique wineries that he found his passion – making wine.  He went back to school […]

Thursday January 28th, 2016 in , , , , , | No Comments »

96 Point Petite Sirah – 4 barrels produced, Only 5 cases allocated!

Alta Colina is slowly but surely becoming a real player in the “Rhone Ranger” field.  Since the 1970’s, Bob Tillman has looked for the site where he could plant a world-class vineyard. He didn’t find that property until he moved to the Central Coast of California and tasted Paso Robles wines. Finally, he and his wife […]