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Go bold or go home! Paso Robles Wine Country is known for blue skies, grand vineyards and big, beautiful reds that truly make a splash. Today, we’ll celebrate the attention-seeking bottles that can’t help but steal the spotlight. From lush layers of rich flavor to structured tannins that pack a punch, these robust reds are ready for their day in the sun. Because when it comes to winter’s most wow-factor wines, wallflowers need not apply.

Oso Libre 2014 Reserva Bordeaux Style Blend

This beauty is a beast! A rich, supple blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon, this sophisticated red blend from Oso Libre is best pared with a substantial feast (the more meats, the better). Aged four years in French Oak, experience the true expression of Adelaida District terroir, sip after satisfying sip.

Pair with: Steak and creamy garlic mashed potatoes.

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Pelletiere 2017 Nebbiolo

Ciao, bella! You may not know much about Italian-born nebbiolo, but you’re soon to experience its magic. Once this supple Pelletiere wine hits your lips, you’ll find waves of amore at last. Thanks to a long growing season, this vintage showcases the true allure of the varietal with maximum ripeness. Complex notes of plum, cranberry and tobacco meld together for a seamlessly sensational finish.

Pair with: Tender beef braciole simmered in a rich marinara sauce.

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Robert Hall 2017 Cavern Select Syrah

One syrah to rule them all: Brandied cherries, brown sugar and chocolate on the nose give this rich red a regal flair fit for the throne. Fantastic flavors of blackberry cobbler and coffee come together to create a mesmerizing mix that lingers into a soft, lingering finish. Just what you would expect from a 92 POINT score from Wine Enthusiast. Cheers to Robert Hall for handcrafting this beauty.

Pair with: Herb-crusted lamb shank. Extra credit if you sip from a goblet!

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Rotta Winery 2016 Super Rotta

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s delicious! This heroic zinfandel-cabernet sauvignon blend earns its appropriate “super” title thanks to a palate of bright red fruit, rhubarb and figgy goodness. On the nose, catch a whiff of bright black cherry laced with sage and spice. The mouthfeel? Creamy and crave-worthy, moving into a velvet finish. If you’re looking for a holiday blend to save the day, this Rotta dark horse is guaranteed to get the job done.

Pair with: A juicy beef pot roast and all the fixings.

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2016 Tooth & Nail The Fiend

Friend or foe? You decide. This luscious merlot-based blend is for those who like to keep things interesting. Sure, it’s a super-concentrated fruit bomb overflowing with pure plum passion—but there’s more to explore than what first meets your lips. Heady Mexican chocolate and dusty soil vibes give this oak aged bad boy a rugged twist. Exactly what you’d expect from Tooth & Nail.

Pair with: Slow braised oxtail.

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 This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.



Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?

The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, loMake Reservationscally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY

 

Directions: speedfind.com/AdelaideInn

 

Allegretto Vineyard Resort with BackgroundMake ReservationsMajestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Allegretto

Make ReservationsWouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/edenhouse

 

Briarwood CottageMake ReservationsSpend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/BriarCottage

Make ReservationsHoyt Family Vineyard Retreats  Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing  of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.

Directions: speedfind.com/hoytfamilyvineyards

 

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Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso RoblesMake ReservationsHampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®

Directions: speedfind.com/PRWine.HamptonInn

 

 

JUST Inn at Justin VineyardsMake ReservationsEnjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY

Directions:  speedfind.com/JustinWine

 

 

Make ReservationsThe Kiler Canyon Vineyard Retreat Perched on top of a hill on ONX Estate’s vineyard with gorgeous 360 degree views of the Willow Creek AVA

Directions: speedfind.com/KilerRetreat

 

 

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La Bellasera Hotel & SuitesMake ReservationsLa Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/LaBellasera

 

Make ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR

 

Directions: speedfind.com/Lekai | vrbo.com/701796

 

Make ReservationsOxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.

Directions: speedfind.com/oxfordsuitespasorobles

 

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Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/PeachyInn

 

Paso Robles Vacation Rentals thumb logoMake ReservationsPaso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.

 

Directions:  speedfind.com/PasoRoblesVacationRentals

 

Make ReservationsRio Seco Winery Guest House 2 comfortable suites each with 2 bedrooms, complete with kitchens are set amongst the vines at iconic Rio Seco Vineyard & Winery. Enjoy your own barbeque + firepit.

 

Directions: speedfind.com/riosecovineyard

 

 

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