Out with the old, in with the new—bottles, that is! The New Year isn’t just about making (and breaking) nagging good-for-you resolutions (eat less carbs; do more cardio), it’s also about hitting “refresh” on your entire life. Perhaps you’ll buy those fabulous new shoes, start an exciting new job or take on that stimulating creative project that’s been kicking around your imagination for far too long. When it comes to wine, shake up the routine and live a little! Go for these bright new bottles, courtesy of Paso Robles Wine Country’s best wineries. You’ll feel renewed in body and spirit. Cheers to the new you.
1. 2017 Either Side of the Hill – Paix Sur Terre
Crafted from some of the best Syrah vines planted at Glenrose Vinyard 26 years ago, this totally enlightened offering is elegant, ethereal, and an absolute pleasure to sip with new friends. With an artistic label showcasing the stunning work of mixed media artist Jonathan Blythe, this extremely drinkable bottle will make for an excellent conversation starter (and if not completely consumed you’ll want to put it in your fridge to slow down its oxidation….it will look lovely in your new wine fridge). Wait, you didn’t buy yourself a new wine fridge over the holidays? Better get on that.
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2. 2017 Picpoul Blanc – Rails Nap
Get back to a state of balance. A firm mouthfeel and dry finish make this acid driven, white variety from the South of France a great accompaniment to light, healthy options like Chinese chicken salad, sautéed fish, calamari, and raw oysters—all of which you should eat more of in the New Year. Allow the beautiful aromas of apple blossoms and citrus to wash away any negative juju leftover from 2019. Why burn sage when you can sip instead?
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3. 2016 Mega Focus – Scuplterra Winery
Who doesn’t want more focus in 2020? It takes two hours to decant, but we promise—it’s worth the wait! Zero in on this ravishing red, which displays mesmerizingly pure aromas of raspberry, dried herbs, cherry, cigar box and pepper. The wine is fresh, the flavors are refined, and the finish is long. Perhaps you’ll even quit multitasking and start savoring one thing at a time.
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4. 2017 Pinot Noir Rosé – Hoyt Vineyards
Say farewell to winter woes and look forward to the first blush of spring (even if it’s farther off than we’d really like to admit). This sophisticated, complex rosé crafted from estate grown pinot noir perks up the senses with strawberry-citrus joy. Sun-drenched picnics and blooming wildflowers will be here before you know it. Be prepared and pick up a case!
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5. 2017 Mr. Nibbles – Chronic Cellars
A nimble wine that leaps into the New Year with notes of lush raspberry, plum, black cherry, leather and vanilla, “Mr. Nibbles” is more robust than its name suggests. Mediums tannins lead to a lasting finish of bold red fruit flavors, perhaps foreshadowing what’s to come in 2020. We like the taste of that.
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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, 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.
Wouldn’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.
Spend 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.
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®
Treat 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
Enjoy 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
La 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.
Experience 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
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.