Robert Hall Winery 2007 Rhone de Robles

Paso Robles Wine Review One of my favorite trends in Paso Robles is the embrace of these Rhone-style wines. I am especially pleased to see Robert Hall embracing the style. I met Robert at a wine festival I organized about six years ago. A wonderful and generous man,...

Pear Valley 2007 Syrah, Paso Robles

Pear Valley is located on the  east side of Paso Robles,  right smack in the middle of it all. The winery is very new, newer even than this wine (it wasn’t built until 2008). However, the vineyards of Pear Valley date back a decade.  This is one of the sunnier...

Peachy Canyon 2008 Westside Zinfandel, Paso Robles

Paso Robles is a huge AVA, with over a half million acres of vines. Huge wineries like  J. Lohr, Treana, and Meridian dominate the region. However in the cooler hills on the westside of Paso, there are smaller treasures. Wineries like Tablas Creek Vineyard Terry Hoage...

Global Wine Studies: North America

I. The Other Side of White Topanga Vineyards 2005 “Celedon”, Napa Copain 2006 “Saisons des Vins, L’ete”, Viognier, Mendocino II. Northwest Valleys Cottonwood 2003 “Marina Piper” Pinot Noir, Willamette Russell Creek 2002...