word is getting out about Paso. Below are some of the recent
articles on the Great Paso Robles Wine Region:
"The Next Great Wine Country" Sunset Magazine
Paso Robles used to
be famous for cattle, not Cabernets, but these days it's the most
unpretentious and enjoyable wine region in the West
"Liquid Assets: The Next Napa"
"...most exciting up-and-coming
viticulture area: Paso Robles." "What makes the area a winemaker's
dream is the dry climate, the dramatically changing landscape – from steep
mountainsides to flat plains..." "Paso Robles is still relatively
undiscovered, which means the wines aren't fetching the premium prices of
Napa and Sonoma wines, and the quality level is almost uniformly high..."
"Now: Napa Next: Paso Robles"
Gourmet, December 2005
Order a glass of Tassajara rosé or some other
locally made wine, and if there are a few Stetsons lying around, that’s a
sure sign there’s a cowboy-friendly event going on over at the Mid-State
Fairgrounds. So don’t be surprised if the person who crafted the wine you’re
drinking is chatting with a champion calf-roper. This mix of cultures is the
essence of Paso Robles.
"From east or west, Paso Robles
Sarah's Please", San Jose Mercury News, November 30, 2005
"The diversity of the area means that Paso
Robles vintners have the ``ability to make big, jammy Aussie-style and more
restrained, structured Rhone-style'' syrah, says Mat Garretson"
"The Paso Robles Connection", Bon Appétit,
"...is one of the last frontiers, a rugged
terrain where the winemakers are farmers, expiates and mavericks who saw an
opportunity and staked their claim. They’re making big red blends that break
all the rules – think Syrah with Zinfandel – and the wines are emerging as
some of the best, most interesting reds being produced in California.
"Paso Robles: The West Side Story",
Wine Enthusiast, October 2005
"A small band" of talented winemakers in this
central coast region is reaching for the stars with Rhone varieties..