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Hug Cellars Pinot & Syrah with Friends

No additives and no laboratory gymnastics to get the wines to fit a certain “profile,” just fermented grapes in a bottle. What more could you ask for.

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Villicana Liquid Hope Rose
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Tasting Notes: My Wine and My Muse

This would be fabulous with a weekend late evening summer dinner of salads, light meats, and other summer fare. It also pairs well with writing, because it’s what I’m drinking now as I sit at the keyboard.

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Driving Along Vineyards
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Sideways: A Decade Late. So Sue Me.

Yeah, yeah. I know I’m late to the party in getting on the Sideways bandwagon, but I don’t care.

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The grounds at the Paso Robles Inn
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Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend Zinposium!

While once the wines were big, jammy, fruit-forward, and alcoholic, they now have added layers of complexity and maturity which was almost unheard of a decade ago.

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Changing of the Guard – Hug Cellars

It’s an end of one era, but the beginning of something just as great.

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2011 Dourthe Sauvignon Blanc - Bordeaux
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Daily Drinkers: 2011 Dourthe La Grand Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc

Drinking this wine and imagining oysters made me think of a Hemingway quote from A Moveable Feast: As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture…

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Hidden Oak Vineyard, Spring 2008
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Paso’s 11 – New Series

This series will be a description of each AVA, its climate and geology, the grape varieties grown, and, of course, the wineries and wines that it produces.

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Chris Kassel
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A Rite of Paso – A Book Review

A Rite of Paso reads like it was a collaboration between Dick Tracy, Walt Whitman, Humphrey Bogart, and Truman Capote. With Woody Allen overseeing the plot twists.

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Dr. Jim
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Dr. James Giacobine – An Eberle Icon Passes On

Dr. James Giacobine, half-brother of Gary Eberle and co-founder of the iconic Eberle Winery in Paso Robles, passed away quietly in his sleep in late January at the age of 95.

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Tahoe Ridge Winery Vineyard
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Nevada and Wineries and Bordellos, Oh My!

In Nevada, what do whorehouses and wineries have in common?

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Hunt Cellars Chardonnay
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Tasting Notes: 2005 Hunt Cellars Moonlight Sonata Reserve Chardonnay

There’s no way that you’d confuse it with one of its Burgundian cousins; it is quintessentially California, and it wears its California style proudly.

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Baby Zin Grapes
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2014 Wine Bloggers Conference – Paso Robles Excursion Day 2

As an aside, the winemakers seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude since the ultimate proof of the harm – or not – of the ongoing drought will be in the quality of the wines.

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