Is it getting hot in here? When it comes to wines that simply scream sex appeal, there’s no place like Paso Robles Wine Country. But just what makes our wines particularly alluring, you ask? Well, it all comes down to a balance of ripeness, craftsmanship and terroir (what can we say—some vineyards are just more romantically appealing than others). Ready for a date with juicy lushness and irresistible intrigue? Quit swiping and look no further than your new flirtation: Paso Robles Wine Country.
Kiamie Wine Cellars 2018 Kuvée
Charismatic cuvée: We all know that power can be sexy, even if shoulder pads have gone the way of the Rolodex. Despite Kiamie Cellar’s Kuvée palpable force, there’s a sense of timeless grace that draws you in (think: bright acidity and classy tannins paired with a substantial mouthfeel). Brooding, intertwined aromas of ash, blackened pepper, ham hock and fresh tobacco slowly unfold into layer upon layer of blackberry, plum and candied raspberries. If words like “depth” and “complexity” have you running for the hills, this is not your soulmate. Ready for a committed relationship? Don’t hesitate. Dive right in.
Anarchy Wine Co. 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Ravishing red: Studies show that wearing red can inspire at least a few carnal thoughts. But what about drinking it in with your eyes and your lips? Anarchy Wine Co sourced from Paso’s Grosso Kresser Vineyard, this crimson wine is all about delivering a shot of intense pleasure to your senses. On the palate, sink into rich red berry fruit with hints of rhubarb, currant and mocha. Wrapped in velvety soft tannins, each sip is designed to lure you deeper still. Featuring a seamless toasted oak finish with a kiss of creme brûlée sugar, you’ll never want this encounter to end.
Diablo Paso 2019 Tempranillo
Aim to please: Some wines just know what they’re doing. Blessed with silky smooth tannins too beguiling to ignore, this bottle is a real Romeo. So, how exactly did Diablo Paso manage to bring forth this perfect specimen? Paso’s wild daily swings in temperature have contributed to the magic (a 22-month bath in American Oak barrels didn’t hurt either). A unique combination of Old and New World techniques have lent this dark red offering a full nose of ripened fruit, dry fruits, leather and tobacco. Plus, notes of chocolate and a round, sumptuous mouthfeel keep us coming back for more. It’s true: Some wines are more swoon-worthy than others!
Seven Oxen 2018 Grenache
Love spell in a bottle: Love Potion Number Nine has nothing on this organically farmed, estate-grown grenache by Seven Oxen. Harvested from a truly otherworldly Paso Robles vineyard that’s been dry-farmed since 2011, you have no choice but to fall madly in love with concentrated flavors of candied fruit, pomegranate, and citrus. More enchanting still? Layers of cinnamon, orange zest, and ruby red grapefruit, all balanced with smooth tannins and an ethereal finish. Consider us eternally bewitched!
Derby Wine Estates 2021 Rosé
A beautiful ride: For us, there can be no true love without a period of unbridled romance. While “pink drinks” can be fun and playful, a Paso Robles rosé like Derby’s can also be downright captivating when crafted with care. Lose your head in a rich bouquet of candied peaches akin to the most heavenly summer perfume. Your first sip leads to exciting flavors of lime and grapefruit zest (this is going to be so much more than a seasonal fling). Shining with delicate minerality and supple acidity, you’ll find a beautifully blushing wine that soars far beyond flirtation and straight into second-date territory.
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This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
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Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?
The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally-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
Majestically 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.
The GENESEO INN is a luxury boutique hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country. Built of industrial shipping crates perched above the vines on CASS Winery’s 145 acres of vineyard, the experience truly allows you to “breathe in the vineyard views.”
Hoyt Family Vineyard RetreatsTwo very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
Hampton 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®
Experience 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
Oxford 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.
Paso 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.
The Farmhouse at Pelletiere Estate is a modern & luxurious wine country retreat. Privately situated & surrounded by our estate vineyards, located just off Hwy46w on a very accessible country road, nestled in the heart of Paso Robles’ renowned Westside, just 6 miles to Paso’s downtown square. The Farmhouse offers stunning vineyard views from every angle, as well as a stylish yet cozy house you’re bound to fall in love with!