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Cabernet Sauvignon Reigns Supreme in Washington State

Washington State’s Cabernet Sauvignon plantings have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by consumer demand and the price premium this grape commands.  Cabernet Sauvignon plantings have also taken off in California in appellations like Lodi and Paso Robles.  So is … Continue reading

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J Lohr Vineyards New Releases from Paso Robles, Napa & Arroyo Seco

Jerry Lohr is one of the California Central Coast’s wine pioneers. He started planting vines in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey County in 1972 and now has 900 acres of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and other varieties planted there.  In … Continue reading

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The Farm Winery: 2014 New Releases from Paso Robles

The Farm Winery is one of a growing number of  new boutique wineries  in the Paso Robles AVA  that are producing limited quantities of outstanding handcrafted wines.  The winery is owned and operated by old friends and Stanford Business School … Continue reading

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The Farm Winery: Superb 2011 Releases from Paso Robles

Once again, The Farm Winery in Paso Robles is offering three magnificent new releases of handcrafted wines that have been winners since we first tasted them.   The trilogy consists of Touchy-Feely, a Grenache-Syrah-based blend, The Big Game, a Bordeaux/Rhone blend, … Continue reading

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The Rosés of Paso Robles

Paso Robles is making its mark in the world of rosé wines. A Paso Robles rosé—the Tablas Creek 2012 Dianthus—received the highest rating of any of the 100+ wines we tasted for our 2013 Annual Rosé Report. Furthermore, Paso Robles … Continue reading

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Halter Ranch: A Paso Robles Environmental Gem

In the year 2000, Swiss businessman and ardent environmentalist Hansjörg Wyss purchased 960 acres of the historic  MacGillivray located on Adelaida Road, about 11 miles west of Paso Robles and just 14 miles from the Pacific.  He renamed it Halter … Continue reading

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Paso Robles’ Unique Terroir: Margarita Vineyard and Ancient Peaks Wines

Late this summer, we spent a week meeting winemakers, tasting wines, and visiting some of the special vineyards of Paso Robles to prepare our Report # 33: The Wines of Paso Robles.  Margarita Vineyard, home to Ancient Peaks Winery, is … Continue reading

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Composer, Concert Pianist, Diplomat, and Paso Robles Winemaker

If you want a unique experience, travel to Paso Robles for its Paderewski Festival on Nov. 8-11. Paderewski and Paso Robles are linked together by hot springs, wine and music.  Today, his vineyard, which he planted in 1922 and was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eat This With…Paso Robles Wine

Lisa Pretty, a Paso Robles winemaker, chef/owner of the Pretty Café, and writer on food and wine,    has written the only book we know that focuses on the pairing of Paso Robles wines with food.  We look forward to testing … Continue reading

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Tasting Paso Robles Wines

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance sponsored a tasting of wines from Paso Robles in Washington earlier this month. While we’ve reviewedthe wines of individual Paso Robles wineries in the past, this was an opportunity to taste a much wider … Continue reading

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