Tag Archives: Paso Robles

Wild Horse (Winery) Rides into NYC

By Christopher Matthews Wild Horse Winery, a California Central Coast wine operation based in Templeton, CA (near Paso Robles), is best known for its Pinot Noirs…and its familiar galloping mustang image on its bottles. Last week, I had the opportunity … Continue reading


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A Hot Posse of Paso Whites

By Christopher Matthews Paso Robles, located halfway between San Francisco and LA along California’s Central Coast, is a happening place…right now!

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Saddle Up: Paso Robles Wines + Steakhouse Chow

By Kathryn Matthews Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Paso Robles, a former ranching town turned fashionable winemaking region, can produce wines that go down easy with steakhouse fare. It’s the reason why, on a recent school night, … Continue reading

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Blockbuster Homage from Tablas Creek

By Christopher Matthews At our recent Paso Robles wine dinner at BLT Prime, all four wines poured that evening were excellent, as Kathryn reported, but one wine in particular — the 2007 Tablas Creek “Esprit de Beaucastel” Rouge — simply floored us. Jointly owned … Continue reading

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Estancia “Meritage”, Vertically

By Christopher Matthews Some 22 years ago, a group of American vintners founded the Meritage Association (Merit+Heritage=Meritage, rhymes with Heritage), aiming to promote American wines blended from the traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Estancia was … Continue reading

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