Tasting Notes: Rich ruby color in the glass, this is quintessential Willamette pinot noir. Complementary notes of tart cherries, red currant and dried herbs fill the nose and carry into the palate. A burst of acidity in the mid-palate keeps this complex wine fresh and light on its feet.
Tasting Notes: This wine is a step away from the super fruit-forward cabernets from Paso Robles. This is an elevated, subtler example of the region. Refined earth notes on the nose with blackberry and currants on the palate.
Tasting Notes: Great depth and concentration with plenty of Golden Delicious apples, pear, lemon and candied orange notes to please the palate. A gentle kiss of buttered brioche on the lengthy finish is the perfect touch. Nothing seems forced or manipulated on this well-balanced beauty.
Tasting Notes: Nolan Newsom works his winemaking magic with this classic varietal. Utilizing malolactic fermentation, he tames the acidity and creates a rich buttery white, perfect for hot Texas summers. Great minerality with hints of melon, butterscotch and vanilla. Time for a bottle with mussels in a lemon wine sauce.
Tasting Notes: Stunning melon and floral notes leap from the glass with zippy flavors of green apple, melon and just the right amount of grapefruit to let you know you are drinking sauvignon blanc. A fully loaded package with a bright, juicy, refreshing finish.
Tasting Notes: Continuing his mission to highlight Mediterranean varietals, Kim McPherson works his magic with picpoul blanc. The 100-degree Texas heat shifts this from lip stinger to lip-smacking good. Lower alcohol and stainless-steel fermentation accent the great acidity and clean finish. Fresh Gulf shrimp in a lemon wine sauce is the perfect pairing.
Tasting Notes: This lovely, 100% chardonnay sparkling wine reveals lots of bright apple citrus fruit, with subtle floral hints. In the mouth, the wine's energy is apparent, with lovely effervescence and plenty of fruit. The finish is quite lengthy, with excellent balance.
Tasting Notes: This full-bodied pinot noir is a saturated deep red in the glass, with lots of red fruit on the nose, with a hint of spice to add to its complexity. The lengthy, well-balanced finish showcases its quality.
Tasting Notes: Oberon has been producing outstanding wines from Napa Valley for decades. Their first release from Paso Robles demonstrates that given good fruit, they can create a great wine from other regions. The nose and palate share a spicy dark fruit character, with subtle hints of baking spices and cocoa. A lovely example of classic cabernet.
Tasting Notes: 100% sauvignon blanc. The nose is dominated by tropical fruit, with hints of grass. In the mouth, it showcases the typical aspects of bright citrus and stone fruits, with amazing focus and balance. Its great acidity makes it a wonderful paring with a wide variety of foods.