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Paso Robles Cab Collective Wine Trail. ish.

I won’t name any names, but I recently spoke with a Master Sommelier whose lip actually curled (!!!) when talking about Paso Robles Cabs. Was that a sneer or what?!?

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Villa San-Juliette
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The Estates – VSJ – So You Think You Can Drink!

While I walked out of VSJ without joining the club, that was by the thinnest of margins and utilizing a willpower I didn’t know I had.

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2004 Villicana Cabernet Sauvignon
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Tale of the Hat and Old Wine

Alex gave me a look and said, “You lost him?!? With THAT hat?!?” And it’s been an ongoing inside chuckle ever since!

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The Estates – Sculpterra Review

That chunky, short-haired person talking with Paul is me back then. Now I have long hair. Still chunky. Whatever.

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Paso Robles Wine Festival!

We were having such a good time – and The Wineaux Guy™ was a magnet with his huge hat – that the next thing we knew, we were being escorted out at the end of the event. What!? How did that happen!?

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The White and The Pink

It seemed like every American-made Viognier was a wannabe Chardonnay – kept in so much oak that the floral aroma that makes it so distinctive was lost in a sea of butter.

Until recently.

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REALLY Vacationing

Something has happened during my time here, and that’s called “resting.”

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First Paso Post!

The Wineaux Guy thankfully talked me off the precipice, insisting that 5:00 a.m. was not “late.” Ok. He had a point.

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Going to “Wine Country”

In between there will be roaming the California coast from Santa Barbara to Solvang, Paso Robles to Monterey. My cameras and notepads are at the ready, and I’m jonesing for adventure.

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Atascadero Wine Trail

If they make it rich, then kudos. If they don’t, I can imagine that they would continue to make wine until the very end.

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Avila Beach
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Avila Beach Wine Trail

Okay, since driving wasn’t involved, it was actually wine drinking. Staggering home is not illegal. At least as far as I know.

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Hidden Wineries of Paso Robles – East and West

I don’t know if this is a “trail,” per se, but I found it on Wine Country Getaways. The site is, as expected, primarily focused on Sonoma and Napa, as well as other Wine Countries throughout the U.S.

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