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Paso Robles Wine

Paso Robles is a large winegrowing area at the southern end of California's Central Coast region. At 666,500 acres (270,000ha) the official Paso Robles AVA is among California's very largest; it effectively covers the northern half of San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles wines are typified by rich, ripe reds based on warm-climate varieties such as ZinfandelCabernet SauvignonMerlot and the Rhone Valley trio GrenacheSyrah and Mourvedre.

Viticulture here dates back to the late 18th Century, when the first wine grapes (most likely of the Mission variety) were planted by Spanish missionaries. Today's Paso Robles wines are made from a wide range of grapes, The majority of wines are made from the warm-climate varieties mentioned above, but cooler-climate varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown, mostly in the very coolest vineyard sites.

Daou Vineyards, Paso Robles
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The AVA's northern limit is marked by the county line with Monterey County, from where it stretches southwards along the Salinas river valley for about 35 miles (55km). It stops just short of San Luis Obispo city, just on the other side of which lies the Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley AVAs. Its western edge is defined by the Santa Lucia coastal mountains, beyond which lies the Pacific coastline.

Despite its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Paso Robles' climate is remarkably warm and continental. This is due largely to to the hills that lie between the main vineyard areas and the coast. These shield the area from climate-moderating coastal influences, meaning hot days and cool nights almost everywhere within the AVA. The region is not entirely bereft of refreshing coastal breezes, however, thanks to the "Templeton Gap". This is not a single gap per se, but a series of narrow river valleys that bisect the Santa Lucia range, collectively allowing Paso Robles to "breathe" cool, coastal air in the afternoon and early evening.

Enjoy this video all about Paso Robles and its Zinfandel.

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We found 1,922 wines produced in this region and all sub-regions, only the first 500 will be shown.
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Grape 
Popularity
Saxum Vineyards James Berry Vineyard, Paso Robles, USA Southern Rhone Red Blend $188 145
Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles, Paso Robles, USA Bordeaux Blend Red $69 332
J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA Cabernet Sauvignon $15 754
Justin Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA Cabernet Sauvignon $23 815
Saxum Vineyards Broken Stones, Paso Robles, USA Southern Rhone Red Blend $144 1125
Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, USA Cabernet Sauvignon $13 1213
Tablas Creek Vineyards Esprit de Beaucastel, Paso Robles, USA Southern Rhone Red Blend $56 1232
Denner Vineyards The Dirt Worshipper, Paso Robles, USA Syrah - Viognier $71 1254
Saxum Vineyards Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard Blend, Paso Robles, USA Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $178 1405
Justin Vineyards & Winery Reserve Isosceles, Paso Robles, USA Bordeaux Blend Red $139 1492
Estancia Estates Reserve Meritage, Paso Robles, USA Meritage $25 1496
Estancia Estates Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA Cabernet Sauvignon $11 1560
Justin Vineyards & Winery Justification, Paso Robles, USA Cabernet Franc - Merlot $45 1720
L'Aventure Estate Cuvee, Paso Robles, USA Rare Red Blend $85 1815
Saxum Vineyards Booker Vineyard Red, Paso Robles, USA Syrah $159 2123
L'Aventure Optimus, Paso Robles, USA Cabernet - Syrah - Zinfandel $49 2221
Treana Red, Paso Robles, USA Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah $30 2299
Turley Wine Cellars Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel, Paso Robles, USA Zinfandel $57 2416
Opolo Vineyards Mountain Zinfandel, Paso Robles, USA Zinfandel $23 2502
Saxum Vineyards Heart Stone Vineyard, Paso Robles, USA Southern Rhone Red Blend $139 2527
Four Vines Biker Zinfandel, Paso Robles, USA Zinfandel $20 2678
Freakshow Wines 'Freak Show Series' Anarchy, Paso Robles, USA Syrah - Zinfandel $39 2713
Paso Creek Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA Cabernet Sauvignon $15 3087
Linne Calodo Problem Child Zinfandel - Mourvedre - Syrah, Paso Robles, USA N/A $68 3392
Booker Vineyard Fracture Syrah, Paso Robles, USA Syrah $112 3478
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