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The Stories of Paso Robles – Guest Blog by Winemaker Santiago Achaval of The Farm Winery

Yes, Paso Cabs are becoming “toe to toe” with Napa.  We may not yet have the number of wines, nor the price points, but certainly our best Cabernets can stand proudly next to Napa Cabernet Sauvignons in blind tastings. And they are judged to be in equivalent ranges of quality. Single vineyard, terroir driven, hillside Cabernets from Paso are identified in blind tastings as being hillside Cabernets from Napa! (e.g., 2012 The Farm Winery LPF in Judgment of Paso 2016; 2012 The Farm Winery Cardinal, as judged by Fred Dame 2017.) Other Cabernets, blended from different sources, compare honorably to their equivalents from further North.  Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon has come of age.

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Tasting Room Experiences: Cass Estate Burgers

As a part of our “Tasting Room Experiences” series, Cass Vineyard and Winery wrote a guest blog about their tasting room café. If you have yet to experience the café, it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon wine tasting and enjoying the delicious “estate-grown” burgers, which of course pair well with their estate Cabernet Sauvignon!

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2016 Harvest Report, GUEST BLOG by Micheal Mooney of Chateau Margene

In celebration of another harvest coming to a close, we asked Michael Mooney, Owner and Winemaker at Chateau Margene to share his thoughts on this year’s vintage…. Read more »

Adventures in Establishing Place, Part 2 – GUEST BLOG by Winemaker Jason Joyce of Calcareous Vineyard

The where and the what of planting a wine grape vineyard is a bit of a chicken and egg discussion. You can decide what varietal you want to grow and then find the best place to plant it. The other approach is to find … Read more »

Adventures In Establishing Place, Part 1 – GUEST BLOG by Winemaker Jason Joyce of Calcareous Vineyard

If you were to take a glass of wine and trace back all the actions and decisions that went into its production, you would find clear evidence of the law of diminishing returns when considering time. There is no arguing that the biggest influencers… Read more »

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