The Brilliant 2016s from Paso Robles

As to the wines, 2016 is an undeniably great vintage for Paso Robles, surpassing 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, and 2007. In this reviewer’s opinion, 2016 is the greatest vintage to date for Paso Robles, and the wines show the warm, even style of the vintage beautifully with ripe, seamless textures, terrific purity of fruit, and impeccable balance. 

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Kassidy Clark
Tin City is Paso Robles' Newest and Hottest Wine Tasting Destination

Tucked away in a commercial warehouse district just outside downtown Paso Robles is the wine country’s newest and hottest tasting area for wine, beer and spirits, affectionately known as Tin City. This little gem has been rapidly developing into a wine destination spot for locals looking to grab a drink after work and visitors interested in meeting local wine makers and tasting locally produced, high-end and small-batch wines.

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Kassidy Clark
Embracing the Alcohol of Paso Red Blends, and a Word About That Benziger Deal

For the past half-year, I’ve been hosting a series of wine tastings up at Jackson Family Wines headquarters, just outside Santa Rosa. So far, they’ve included both JFW and non-JFW wines, but the next one is strictly non-JFW. It’s a tasting of high-end Paso Robles Rhône-style blends (JFW currently owns no Paso Robles wineries), and I’m getting excited even before I pop a single cork.

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Kassidy Clark