2010 Saxum Broken Stones, USA, California, Paso Robles,

Vintage: 
2010
Score: 
97
Grade: 
A+
Current Price: 
$150.00USD

This is a blend of 63% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, and 3% Petite Sirah from Paso Robles.  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is powerful with black raspberries, black pepper, grilled meats, black cherries, gravel and char.  Full bodied.  Lush texture.  great energy and balance.  On the palate, this is flat out delicious.  Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries, black pepper and char.  Long finish.  Still a big wine but it has calmed down since its youth.  It should drink well for another twenty years.  Great on its own, this will work well with bigger food off

2021 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas, USA, California, Paso Robles, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$25.00USD

Such a great value!  This is a blend of 43% Syrah, 28% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, and 6% Counoise.  This is garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is great with black raspberries, black cherries, roasted meats and earthiness.  Medium to full bodied.  Light tannins.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this is drinking quite well.  Varietal complexity with an excellent texture.  Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries and some plums.  Nice finish.  This is drinking well and would be an excellent choice for a weekday meal be it pizza, meatloaf or veggie wraps.  Drink over the next

2018 Levo Under The Gun Petite Sirah, USA, California, Paso Robles, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$42.00USD

This is a blend of 78% Petite Sirah, 18% grenache, and the remainder Syrah and Roussanne.  It is a big, bold wine that is drinking well.  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose has black raspberries, gravel, black cherries, and spices.  Full bodied.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, lots of black cherry fruit with some black raspberries and char.  Long finish.  This is nice on its own and would work well with meats or poultry off the grill.  Drink over the next six to ten years.  

2017 TH Estate Wines Syrah The Hedge, USA, California, Paso Robles, Willow Creek, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

This is what used to be Terry Hoage  Winery.  It is 98% Syrah and 2% Mourvedre.  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose has black raspberries, roasted meats, black pepper and char.  Full bodied.  Medium to firm tannins.  On the palate, this is a big wine.  Full throttle.  Flavors of black raspberries with some black pepper and char.  Good finish.  This is nice on its own but will take big food.  Roasted or grilled meats and/or veggies would work.  Drink over the next eight to twelve years.  

2019 Andremily Syrah G2 Vineyard, USA, California, Paso Robles, Willow Creek, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
98
Grade: 
A+
Current Price: 
$225.00USD

This is a different Syrah from Andremily.  It is a one off release from the G2 Vineyard in Paso Robles.  The wine is a blend of 88% Syrah with 12% Mourvedre.  Inky purple in color, opaque and shimmering bright.  The nose has black raspberries, white pepper, roasted meat, char and slight floral notes.  Full bodied.  Medium to firm tannins.  On the palate, this has a great plush texture.  Juicy black raspberry fruit with black pepper and char.  Slight black olive note on the finish.  Delicious if still very young.  Give it another five to eight years and drink for twenty after that.  great on

2017 Booker Vineyard Vertigo, USA, California, Paso Robles, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
96
Grade: 
A

This is a blend of 65% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre, and 5% Grenache.  I am a big fan of these wines and this one was no exception.  This is a big wine but it is starting to shed some of its youth.  Inky purple, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright.  The nose has black raspberries, black pepper, plums, roasted meats, spice and slight chocolate note.  Full bodied.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, this is delicious.  Deep.  Flavors of black raspberries, black cherries, slight chocolate and spice.  Great lush texture.  Long finish.  This drinks great on its own and will work with some foods.  Cassoulet

2018 Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas, USA, California, Paso Robles, Adelaida District, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
96
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$65.00USD

This is a blend of 40% Mourvedre, 27% Syrah, 23% Grenache, and 10% Counoise.  It is Tablas Creek's version of a Chateauneuf du Pape.  Garnet in color with some purple swirls, mostly clear and bright.  The nose has black raspberries, black cherries, plums, spice and slight floral notes.  Full bodied.  Medium tannins.  Great balance.  On the palate, this is still young but drinking well with air.  Flavors of black raspberries, plums with spice and char.  Lovely texture.  Long finish.  This should drink well for another ten to fifteen years.  It would be a great with with roasted fowl but also

2020 Tree Fort Cabernet Sauvignon Rich & Bold, USA, California, Paso Robles, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$17.00USD

This is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec from Paso Robles coming in at 13.8% abv according to the label.  Purple with ruby hues, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, green bell peppers and a slight celery seed note.  Light to medium bodied with medium tannins.  On the palate, nice black cherry fruit.  This is an easy going red wine that is a nice value.  It drinks well on its own and would be a nice wine with burgers off the grill.  Drink over the next few years.  

2021 Halter Ranch El Pecado, USA, California, Paso Robles, Adelaida District, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$60.00USD

From a 500ml size bottle.  The name translates to "The Sin".  This is a dessert wine from Paso Robles that is made from 78% Tannat and 22% Grenache grapes.  The grapes are air dried on wooden racks and then go thru a fermentation.  During that process the wine is infused with hand roasted coffee beans and cocoa nibs.  It is a really enjoyable wine, but let's talk about the wine.  First, the drying process is supposed to increase sugar levels by 40%.  It is unclear how ripe the grapes were at harvest.  The wine is listed at 15% abv, which seems very high for a dessert wine that is not fortif

2019 Law Estate Wines Beyond Category, USA, California, Paso Robles, Adelaida District, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

This is a blend of 49% Tempranillo, 22% Grenache, 22% Graciano, and 7% Carignan from Paso Robles.  Deep garnet in color with purple swirls, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, cherries and black raspberries along with spice and coffee beans.  Full bodied.  Nice texture.  Good balance.  On the palate, there is juicy fruit; black cherries and cherries along with spices.  Some depth.  Young.  Nice finish.  This could use another five years of cellaring and then drink over the next eight to twelve.  Nice on its own, this will also work well with some not too spicy tacos.  

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