Posts tagged: Paso Robles

Saxum Winemaker Does it Again

The 2011 Epoch Red Blend sees a change in vineyard makeup, but not in quality!  The “Estate” Red wine is a blend of two vineyards (54 % Paderewski & 46% Catapult).  The wine is a blend of 38% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 21% Mourvedre, 10% Tempranillo  & 7% Counoise.   Winemaker of year (2010) Justin Smith (Saxum) […]

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98 Point Winemaker stuns in Blind tasting

Scott Hawley, winemaker at famed Torrin (many 95-98 point rated wines) is the skipper at the helm of the new Law Estate in Paso Robles. 80% of the estate is planted to Syrah and Grenache, while the rest of the property consists of Mourvedre, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignane.  This is the PREMIERE release, […]

The Value Cabernet blend of the Month!

Field Recordings is winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are […]

Syrah of the year!

Alta Colina is becoming a winery to be reckoned with in the battle of domestic Rhone varietals.  Although still a young property, each year the wines are showing more maturity and character.  I can only imagine how much better these wines will get when the vines get older.  Many among you have become big fans […]

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A Gem in the Rough

This is a story of a restaurateur in Paso Robles (California’s “Rhone Valley”) that took on amazing dimmesions.  He sources from 95-100 point rated vineyards such as James Berry, Denner, Bassetti and Luna Matta.  This winery has been flying below the radar for some time, but not for much longer! Previous vintages have scored between […]

Steal this wine!

I would never condone stealing, except when it comes to this Pickpocket from our friends from Sans Liege. All joking aside, Sans Liege has made a name for itself as one of the best Rhone Varietal producers in the state, and this latest release might be one of the best ones yet-to-date. Sans Liege 2010 […]

100 Point (Winemaker of the year) releases another stunner!

A wine from the 2010 Winery of Year winemaker (Justin Smith – Saxum) whose last two releases received a perfect 100 POINT rating from Robert Parker and of course was the wine of the year too! I don’t need to tell you that Saxum wine is fetching big bucks on the auction and after market […]

Summer wines

The weather is heating up and the days are long. There are not many things that are nicer than kicking back on the porch and watching the sun set with a cool glass of white wine. Here are some of my picks for the best summer releases. Valdez 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, U.V. El Diablo Vineyard […]

Barrel 27 Grenache 2007 “Rock and a Hard Place” Paso Robles

A beautifully expressive wine; medium ruby-black in color with a captivating nose of sweet raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry, with notes of milk chocolate, floral perfumes, dried cranberry, tar and charcoal. On the palate, the wine shows the same pure concentrated fruit flavors filled out with notes of black tea and orange rind with a hint […]