Central Coast: Articles on California's Central Coast Wine Region

2011 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Inky purple in color.  The nose has boysenberries, black pepper and slight bacon fat.  On the palate, this is not as boisterous as other vintages.  Still, nothing under ripe or green

2009 McPrice Myers Altas Vinas, USA, California, Santa Barbara - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Purple in color.  The nose has black raspberries, red raspberries, anise and black pepper.  Nice.  On the palate, black and red raspberries with some black licorice.  It has som

2015 Justin Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Grade: 
B
Score: 
87

This is very solid Cab.  Its always been a good value as well in the world of California Cabernet.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, dark cherries, and spice.  On the pala

2003 Saxum Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

An old friend.  It had been years since I have had this vintage.  saxum has only made Rocket Block a few times and this was the first.  50% Grenach, 40% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah.&nbs

2015 Cline Cellars Cashmere Black Magic

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

I really liked this wine and find it to be an exceptional value.  While the exact cepage is unknown to me, there is some Syrah and other Rhone varietals (and perhaps some Petite Sirah), which

2014 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, USA, California - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88

There was a time that I drank a lot of this wine (back in the early parts of this century).  It had been a while but this seemed to still have that level of quality.  At under $20, this i

2014 Booker Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon The Ones, California, Paso Robles - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
99

Wow, who knew they could make a Cabernet this great in Paso Robles.  Just a stunning bottle of wine that will no doubt earn a perfect score with just a bit more time in the bottle.  Purpl

From Start to Finish: A Conversation with Thérèse Martin of Martin Ranch Winery

Martin Ranch Winery

The winding, tree cocooned Redwood Retreat Road in Gilroy, California, snakes its way alongside Little Arthur Creek and steadily climbs up 600 ft. toward Mount Madonna. Once home to the widow of famed writer Robert Louis Stevenson, this southern neck of the Santa Cruz Mountains continues to lure day trippers, adventurers and cyclists. For two weekends each month, wine enthusiasts heed the call to likewise abandon their GPS and take this less travelled path to experience the award-winning wines of Martin Ranch Winery.

50 California Central Coast Wines You Should Be Drinking Right Now

The California Central Coast, identified as Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo (and its main wine region Paso Robles) and Monterey is California the way it used to be, or at the very least, California the way people want it to be: small towns, charming architecture, varied history of Missions and Indians, and coastlines for miles; a slow pace, clean air and a belief that no one real really works very hard. But the area has been home to grape growing since the Spanish brought vine cuttings from Spain via Mexico in the late 1700s and winemakers and vineyard managers have been working hard ever since.

To celebrate this beautiful region IntoWine.com offers these 50 wines that represent the diversity of the California Central Coast.

Top 25 Most Awesome Tasting Rooms in California

Wine tasting is not merely the act of drinking wine, it is the total experience and that includes the physical space you are standing in when sampling Sauvignon Blanc or pondering Petit Verdot.

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