Last week, Palate Press published my take on the current state of the Paso Robles wine scene (based on a recent media tour of the region), titled Paso Robles: Sorry, not sorry.
That title seemed more publication-appropriate than “Bitch, please!” or “I heard what you said, I just don’t give a f*ck.”
You see, a funny thing happened on the way to producing the fine wines with lower alcohol levels that are supposed to represent the changing tastes and preferences of the American consumer: Paso Robles largely stopped giving a sh*t.
By largely ignoring said trend and focusing on what the region naturally provides, Paso Robles’ finest are arguably making some of their best wines yet, to the benefit of those who favor big, bold, but ultimately well-balanced vino.
Check out the full story for the details; below are the wines highlighted in the piece (in case you’re the impatient type):
- 2015 Viña Robles WHITE4 ($17)
- 2012 Calcareous Vineyards “Signature D” Cabernet Sauvignon ($100)
- 2013 Law Estate Wines Intrepid ($70)
- 2012 Oso Libre “Nativo” Primitivo ($46)
- Jada 2013 “Hell’s Kitchen” Red ($55)
- 2014 Clos Solène Harmonie Red ($125)