We know. We know. Personality quizzes are the stuff of teenage magazines and silly Facebook shares. But who doesn’t like to kill 20 minutes doing something totally fun and unabashedly unproductive? With the election coming up, it seems like all of our social media feeds are degenerating into war zones of terse rants and oversimplified memes. Let’s take back the space (if just for a day) with a completely nonpartisan subject: wine. Everyone loves it! This test, of course, comes with a twist. First: Pick which wine varietal you most identify with. Then, see what other wine varietals might be right up your alley! So, cheers to getting to know yourself—and your politically charged neighbor—just a wee bit better. Paso wine is something we can all agree on, thank goodness.
Your motto: “Live it up while you’re still in the pink!”
Your vibe: Happy, joyous, bubbly.
You post: Pics of cute babies, dogs doing funny things, that awesome beach sunset you just had to share, the occasional rainbow.
You should also try: Brecon Estate 2013 Conviction White Rhone blend. Layered aromatics bursting with lemon, lime, Mandarin, and grapefruit, this saucy white was made for summer days lounging poolside.
Your motto: “Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”
Your vibe: Hardworking, organized and goal oriented to the max
You post: Pics of your newly organized tool shed, your latest workout advice, interesting architecture when traveling
You are: A strong, structured Syrah that impresses the moment you walk into the room – Michael Gill Cellars 2013 Rock Syrah
You should also try: Dubost Ranch 2010 Malbec. An international Wine Competition Gold Medal Winner, this deep, dark, complex red is elevated by rich caramel, vanilla, and sugar cookie notes.
Your motto: “Pleasure is always derived from something outside you. Joy arises from within.”
You post: Congratulations on your friends’ accomplishments, your latest yoga pose mastery, updates your latest volunteer gig, the bountiful heirloom tomatoes exploding in your garden
You are: An approachable and lovable fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon that makes everyone feel welcome – 2010 Oso Libre Quixotic Cabernet Sauvignon
You should also try: Écluse Wines 2013 Improv. A vivacious and warm blend of zinfandel, syrah, merlot, and petite syrah, this wine is all freedom for the joy of it. Full of red plum and black cherry fruit, a hint of playful spice beckons you to discover what’s just around the bend.
Your motto: “Those who wander are not lost.”
Your vibe: Expressive, adventurous, engaging
You are: A spicy, fun-loving and stimulating Zinfandel that wows the crowds – Opolo Vineyard’s 2014 Mountain Zinfandel
You should also try: Bodega de Edgar 2013 Toro de Paso Tempranillo blend. A juicy, exciting Tempranillo made with Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and merlot has all the fruit you hanker for with a walk on the wild side.
Your motto: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Your vibe: Laid back, groovy, roll with the punches
You are: A chill, dependable, go-with-anything Chardonnay that makes every situation more relaxed – Peachy Canyon 2014 York Mountain Chardonnay
You should also try: Clavo Cellars 2011 Grenache Blanc – Oracle. Crisp, with fresh aromas of honeysuckle, eucalyptus leaves, dried stone fruit and lavender; this Grenache Blanc has the refreshment you seek with a lingering finish.
If you’re looking for a place to spend the night in Paso Robles, checkout:
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.
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.
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 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.