Tag Archives: Paso Robles

Research Trip: The Young Minds of Paso Robles

Today there are so many beautiful wineries dotting the hills of Paso Robles, it’s getting increasingly difficult to decide where to take the Stolpman staff on Central Coast research trips. So in between visiting Saxum and Epoch, we lunched with three young winemakers to learn about the new generation set to take over Paso. Aaron Jackson – Aaron Wines Aaron built his brand on Petite Read More →

Research Trip: Justin Smith of Saxum

If we could only meet one winemaker in Paso Robles, it would have to be Justin Smith. Yes, there is Saxum’s allure: the waiting list and the 100 point score. But there is more to Saxum than the winery’s reputation – owner winemaker Justin Smith’s discoveries and innovations – and his willingness to share them – have shaped the methodologies of the Central Coast’s highest Read More →

Petite Sirah – AMERICAN Wine

When I think of Californian Petite Syrah I picture dark color, lush fruit profile, and big boxy, borderline enormous structure. These words often describe the ideal wine for the American palate that seeks out bigger, badder red wines. In the hotter climates of Cali, Petite Sirah whoops up on Paso Robles Grenache and Napa Valley Cabernet. Here, color alone can dictates pouring PS last, after Read More →

The Battle for Syrah II – Our search for the YUM factor

  Tablas Creek – Herman Story – L’Aventure – Denner – Booker Everyday, customers come into the Los Olivos Tasting Room on their way to or from Paso Robles. With over 180 wineries, over twice that of Santa Barbara County, Paso Robles is definitely more established than Santa Ynez Valley. We decided it was time for the Stolpman Vineyards tasting room team to travel north Read More →