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While screw tops may have once been an indicator of lesser quality, that’s certainly not true in 2019! Whether for convenience, environmental reasons or just to guard against the chance of “cork taint,” great winemakers in Paso Robles—and around the world—are forgoing the age-old cork for a new, modern enclosure that twists on and off with ease. The result? These bottles are all as easy to open as they are to savor. Try these 4 fabulous winter whites, 1 red and you are set to hit the “easy” button!

1. Peachy Canyon 2017 Concrete Blanc

A natural fruit basket in a glass, this viognier starts on the nose with pear, apricot, and peach. Pineapple, lychee, and guava come together on the palate, along with notes of bubblegum and honeysuckle that finishes in a mouth-coating minerality.

How to Enjoy: Bring to your next fall Paso Robles picnic (the weather’s still quite warm!). Pair with an assortment of fine cheeses and local fruit.

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2. JUSTIN 2018 Sauvignon Blanc

This sauvignon blanc reflects the diversity of the climates and soils in the Central Coast that range from the cool, limestone laden Templeton Gap area to the warmer, sandy, river-influenced eastern regions. JUSTIN has combined sauvignon blanc from vineyards in these unique areas to give this bottle a full palate of bright citrus fruit with a hint of fresh herbs balanced by a crisp, refreshing mineral structure.

How to Enjoy: This wine is a refreshing fall aperitif, perfect with local seafood dishes steamed with fresh herbs. Bring to your next soiree for no-fuss tapas on the patio.

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3. Jada Vineyard 2018 88 Grenache Blanc

Jada’s energetic cousin to its popular XCV label sits right in the middle of the spectrum between chardonnay and sauvignon blanc with grenache blanc at its core. Luscious and aromatic, it delights with notes of jasmine, pear, lemon bar, and melon with a pleasing minerality that grounds this latest effort from Jada’s white program. Expect great texture and mid-palate acidity that adds depth and interest to this youthful, bounding white.

How to Enjoy: Gather your best buds under the twinkle lights, fire up the barbecue and feast on roast chicken and fall produce. Pair with a salad dressed with buttery avocado and lemon citrus dressing.

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4. Vines on the Marycrest 2016 Zinfandel Blend

Aromas of cassis and woodsmoke, plus a touch of licorice appear up front in this joyous, deep ruby wine. On the palate, notice how supple, rich and broad this wine is, delivering smoky flavors of dark berries and cola. Just like you, it’s complex, ripe, and focused. This wine finishes with a gentle tannic grip and a lingering note of sweet dark fruit.

How to Enjoy: Savor with anything from the meat aisle, your family’s beloved tomato pasta recipe, delivered pizza or curried pork dishes.

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5. Chronic Cellars 2018 Pink Pedals

Aromas of fresh watermelon and a hint of Rainer cherries are carried in the wind as you pedal along the path to a delicious bouquet of strawberries, raspberries and hints of mild spice. This ia rosé that stays true to style, adding a pop of color to your fall table.

How to Enjoy: Make a big batch of prosciutto, apple, and marscapone sandwiches for your next movie date night. Go for a black and white Italian flick—it goes with the sandwiches and adds some romance to your evening!

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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

 

Hampton Inn & Suites - Paso Robles

Make 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

 

Make ReservationsTreat yourself to the ultimate Paso Robles wine country experience by booking your stay at The Inn at Opolo Vineyards. Guests enjoy our luxurious, spacious rooms and all of the sensory pleasures of Paso Robles in one destination. TOUR VIRTUALLY

Directions: speedfind.com/oploVineyards

 

 

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

 

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

 

Lekai-Ranch_Featured-ImageMake ReservationsExperience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at 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

 

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

 

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