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Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon at par with Napa Valley? | Napa Valley Register

June 8, 2017

Has the unthinkable happened? Are Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon wines now on par with Napa Valley’s?

Ask vintner Daniel Daou, who has been carrying the cabernet sauvignon torch ever since he arrived in Paso Robles with his brother, Georges, in 2007. Co-proprietor of Daou Vineyards, the vintner is naturally bullish on cabs and Bordeaux varietals from the Paso region.

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Ideal Conditions for the King of Grapes | SOMM Journal

June 1, 2017

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the once rural ranching town of Paso Robles has transformed into a distinguished wine region. The area has gained greater recognition with each vintage, the wines popping up on wine lists and in retail shops across the country. What better way for buyers and sommeliers to explore Paso Robles wine country than a three-day immersive experience?

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The Many Faces of Paso Robles CAB | SOMM Journal

February 1, 2017

It's hard to deny Cabernet Sauvignon's dominance in the wine market. This heat-loving, mid- to late-ripening grape thrives in Bordeaux's well-drained soils and has made itself at home in Paso Robles, on California's Central Coast. The most widely planted red wine variety in California is also the most wide planted grape in Paso Robles, as producers have found the region to exhibit near perfect growing conditions for this beloved red wine.

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The Underrated Wines of Paso Robles CABs of Distinction Grand Tasting 2016 | élite magazine

January 20, 2017

Last October I got a peek of the new upscale Allegretto Vineyard Resort when I attended the Paso Robles CAB Collective fourth annual CABs of Distinction Grand Tasting, which exclusively focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals – at least 75 of them. Much like Pinot Days and Rhone Rangers, these tasting are a great way to learn about a certain style of wine.

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6 Reasons to Uncover Hidden Paso Robles in Central California | Johnny Jet

December 21, 2016

Once a sleepy town in California’s central coast, Paso Robles is now beaming with character for travelers searching for a more authentic experience. Haven’t heard of it? It’s located exactly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, 3.5 hours away from each city along highway 101.

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Rediscovering Paso Robles: California's Bordeaux is 4 hours from O.C. | Orange County register

November 5, 2016

It was a geeky meeting, even for a room full of sommeliers and wine journalists.

Scientists used PowerPoint to talk about the arcane world of phenolic analysis. WineXRay, a company that provides quick and accurate readings of dissolved compounds in red wine, was on hand to explain its wares. And the wine being debated, obsessed over and ultimately tasted that day was the king of American viticulture, our answer to France’s highfalutin Bordeaux: cabernet sauvignon.

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These Paso wines are as good as the best from Napa, Wine Advocate says | The San Luis Obispo Tribune

September 28, 2016

Bordeaux-style wines from some of Paso Robles’ top producers have garnered some of their highest scores ever from Robert Parker’s influential Wine Advocate publication.

“While Paso Robles has been synonymous with the Rhône movement for over a decade now, it is worth noting the quality of the Bordeaux varieties coming from these limestone hills today,” Wine Advocate’s Jeb Dunnuck wrote in his recent review of new releases from 2013 and 2014.

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Paso Robles' Cabernet Sauvignon Gains ground | Food & Beverage Magazine

August 8, 2016

Paso Robles is earning its place as one of the world’s premiere producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals.

Not only is recognition among critics and sommeliers increasing across the board for members of the Paso Robles CAB Collective, Paso’s producers are planting more Cabernet Sauvignon than ever before, ensuring the region continues to position itself alongside the world’s top Bordeaux varietal regions.

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Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Wowed the World at Recent CABs of Distinction Event | Food & Beverage Magazine

May 17, 2016

The members of the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) are proud to announce something they long knew: When tasted alongside some of the best reds from Bordeaux and Napa Valley, Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style wines not only hold their own, but will win over some of the best palates on the planet.

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Local cabernets hold their own against other wine regions | The San Luis Obispo Tribune

April 19, 2016

Another big win for San Luis Obispo County! OK, so we’re the happiest place this side of Bhutan, with the best climate in the world, and not too overly gentrified. What’s next? How about a world-class cabernet sauvignon region comparable to Napa Valley and Bordeaux?

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Paso Robles wines shine at 'Judgment of Paso'

April 18, 2016

It was clear at the Judgment of Paso tasting that Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends are at par with wines from Napa Valley and Bordeaux.

The Judgment of Paso was the final event of the two-day CABs of Distinction Symposium targeted to the trade, media and sommeliers and organized by the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective.

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Hail a 'CAB' in Paso Robles | The Desert Sun

March 28, 2016

Happily nestled inland just north of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles offers a bounty of agri-treasures discovered amid lush green hills dotted with grazing cattle and laid-out ranches that bespeak a rich rancho heritage that spans centuries.

Without a doubt, one of the biggest bounties of the area is its proliferation of quality wineries that dot hilltops and are secreted down rural country lanes.

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Discover Paso Robles' Booming Wine Scene | Wine Enthusiast

October 1, 2015

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Stunning Phenolics | The SOMM Journal

August 1, 2015

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Cabernet Is King In Paso Robles | Wine Geographic

July 29, 2015

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Understanding Paso Robles Wine | Wine Folly

July 15, 2015

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Cab Comparo | The SOMM Journal

June 30, 2015

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The Cork Dorks | The KRUSH 92.5

June 10, 2015

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2013 Vintage Could be the Toast of Paso Robles | The Orange County Register

May 27, 2015

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From the Vine: Blind Tasting Yields Honest Results | Lompoc Record

May 17, 2015

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CABs of Distinction Media Event Offers Great Tasting Opportunities | Examiner.com

May 11, 2015

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Paso Robles Cabernet has its Moment in the Sun | KCET

April 29, 2015

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CABs of Distinction- Paso Robles Bordeaux-style wines showcased | Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

April 26, 2015

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Paso Robles CAB Collective Presents CABs of Distinction | Examiner.com

April 26, 2015

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CABs of Distinction Grand Tasting Features Paso Robles Best Producers | Examiner.com

April 22, 2015

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CABs of Distinction - Taste. Celebrate. Discover | Wine Country This Week

March 1, 2015

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CAB Collective announces details for 2015 CABs of Distinction | Paso Robles Daily News

February 17, 2015

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Paso Robles CAB Collective Announce details for 2015 CABs of Distinction | WineBusiness.com

February 17, 2015

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Craving Bordeaux? Choose a Blend from Paso Robles | examiner.com

December 7, 2014

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Distinctively Cab! | SHEdrinksHEeats.com

November 20, 2014

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Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon: Daou’s Data | Backcountry Wines

November 12, 2014

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Paso Robles Wine Country… A Land of Great Diversity | Jamesthewineguy.com

October 26, 2014

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A Close Look at Paso Robles CAB Collective | Hitched Magazine

September 23, 2014

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Discovering the Diversity of Paso Robles Wine in 24 Hours | WineCompass.com

September 15, 2014

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