Thursday, October 22, 2020

My Day in Paso Robles. Yes. One Day.

The fragrance of rain-washed air can't be beaten by anything, and the sleep that I got - squeaky mattress notwithstanding - was some of the best I've had in ages.

DTH* – My New Muse Wine, 2017 Justin Rosé

I often get confused looks when I ask my friends what do they do with leftover wine. Apparently, that’s a foreign concept.

2007 Wind Gap Nebbiolo – Can Cali Finally Compete?

Could Nebbiolo be my secret affair wine? Am I cheating on Pinot Noir?

Robert Hall – Tour, Winery, Caverns, and Tasting

Robert Hall founded the winery in 1999 with his wife and grew it to become the fifth-largest in the region.

Epoch Estate Wines: A Winemakers Vision of the Future

I’ve found that, where concrete highlights minerality in the wines, amphora aging imparts a grounding, earthy effect.

Focus on Paso Robles – Tin City

And then there's Tin City, which I view as Paso's answer to the Ghetto, only cuter.

Sometimes You Just Want to Drink Wine – Tasting Notes

There was jasmine, gooseberry, lime, a scent of grassy herbaceousness, and a noticeable absence of “cat pee.”

Focus on Paso Robles – Epoch Estate Wines

Bone dry, it sported hints of citrus, tart cherries, apple, and clean. (Is "clean" a flavor?)

Are Paso Robles Zins Ageable? A Vertical Tasting Tells the Tale

Just to be clear, the Zins were red, not the “White” Zins so common in the supermarkets. In general, "White Zinfandel" is simply a Rosé that has not been fermented to dryness.

Watching My Baby Grow Up

Over the years their wines have evolved – “grown up” so to speak – and so have I.
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