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Paso Robles Wine Tour: Chronic Cellars

By     |    Mar 9, 2012
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The fifth and final stop on our small-scale wine tour of the Paso Robles region was Chronic Cellars. While in Chicago, we discovered Chronic wines at our local, family-owned grocery store, Lincoln Park Market. At first, we got it confused with that wine made by the guy from Tool, and if it hadn’t been good, we never would have picked it up again. But damn…it was good. It was feisty. It became […]

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Lone Madrone also gives you a glass with the tasting...how many mismatched glasses do we need, people?

Paso Robles Wine Tour: Lone Madrone

By     |    Mar 8, 2012
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The fourth stop on our small-scale wine tour of the Paso Robles region was Lone Madrone, tagline: a “west side winery!” Of course, one of my first questions was: what’s with the name? Well, the Madrone is a type of tree found along the west coast, and the owner found a single one somewhere…and…well, at this point, this was the third winery we visited on my day of tasting, and it was before […]

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Look at that gorgeous black walnut counter.

Paso Robles Wine Tour: Turley Wine Cellars

By     |    Mar 7, 2012
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The third stop on our small-scale wine tour of the Paso Robles region was Turley Wine Cellars, our first west side winery. We went to Turley because of the blurb from the Paso Robles Wine Country Guide: “A wide selection of Old Vine Zinfandels ranging in price from $10-$40 per bottle.” SOLD! Paul recognized the surname, but this is Larry Turley’s winery. He’s the brother of the more-famous Helen Turley. Her […]

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Tasting at Wild Horse.

Paso Robles Wine Tour: Wild Horse Winery

By     |    Mar 6, 2012
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The second stop on our small-scale wine tour of the Paso Robles region was Wild Horse Winery. Founded in 1981, Wild Horse was just the seventh winery established in the Paso region (read more about Paso Robles) — this was even before the region was officially designated as an AVA. Wild Horse is located to the east of the 101, like J. Lohr. They source from a wide range of vineyards […]

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Tasting the Cab Sauv at J. Lohr.

Paso Robles Wine Tour: J. Lohr Vineyards

By     |    Mar 5, 2012
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Our first stop on our small-scale wine tour of the Paso Robles region was J. Lohr Vineyards. We were already familiar with J. Lohr wines — they’re always a good, moderately-priced option at restaurants and supermarkets — and we wanted to see where these wines came from. The J. Lohr tasting room and winery are located to the east of the 101 (read more about Paso Robles), but their grapes […]

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The official winery map.

Paso Robles, You’ve Stolen My Zinfandel-Loving Heart.

By     |    Mar 5, 2012
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Zinfandel (red, not white, as I’ve told many a server) is one of my very favorite wines. Zin is the extrovert of the wine varietals. It doesn’t hold anything back — it’s right there, in your face, giving you everything it’s got. As an introvert, I’m always drawn to the extroverts. I want to be bold too, and I love things (and people) that aren’t afraid to be over the […]

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