There are times when beer is the only answer.
The concept of the Wine Spectator Grand Tour is pretty simple: showcase over 240 90+ point wines to ravening oenophiles. Period.
There are several wineries in Paso Robles that are stunningly gorgeous; either the winery, the vineyards, the tasting rooms, or the scenic vistas.
The addition of the Bordeaux varietals makes this wine an unusual one that is a perfect match to the American palate.
There are 244 wines, all rated 90 points and better, available for tasting. I've already burned a candle for my liver.
Surprisingly smooth and velvety for a Petite Sirah, it was deep, dark, and brooding, and didn’t do our teeth any favors.
Our needs were few - we each wanted our own bedroom, we wanted a kitchen with a gas stove, a wonderful outdoor area, a quiet neighborhood, charm, and cheapness.
Paso Robles is quickly becoming an extended destination point and is certainly worth the time to spend, hang out, and taste the wines of one of the best wine regions in California.
And then there's Tin City, which I view as Paso's answer to the Ghetto, only cuter.
Enjoy these unabashedly brazen celebrations of natural cork!