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Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour 2013

Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour 2013

 

Each year the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance puts together some of the areas finest wineries for their Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour, bringing over 150 wines to enthusiastic Paso fans throughout California. This year a half dozen of our “Back Roads Wineries” are participating in the Grand Tasting as well as special winemaker dinners in conjunction with the tour. Ambyth Estate, Cass Winery, Chateau Margene, Pomar Junction, and Stanger will be there with their whites and reds representing the wide array of grape varieties grown in the Paso Robles wine region. While the San Diego and Los Angeles tastings have already¬†occurred this last week, if you’re in the San Francisco area the tour will be out your way on April 11.

Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

 

At the Los Angeles tasting, Mike Mooney of Chateau Margene was one of three winemakers to speak at seminar held prior to media/trade tasting. He poured and discussed his 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Meritage, a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Michael Mooney, of Chateau Margene, speaking at wine seminar prior to LA media/trade tasting at Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour 2013

Michael Mooney, of Chateau Margene, speaking at wine seminar prior to LA media/trade tasting

Tasting lineup at Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour 2013 trade/media seminar

Tasting lineup at Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour 2013 trade/media seminar

 

Pomar Junction wines at Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour 2013

Pomar Junction award winning bottle

The back of Pomar Junction’s 2010 Reserve Late Harvest Viognier bottle, an award winning design.

Pomar Junction 2010 Reserve Late Harvest Viognier

Pomar Junction 2010 Reserve Late Harvest Viognier

JP French of Stanger Vineyards

JP French of Stanger Vineyards with 2008 Bench, 50% Cabernet Sasuvignon, 38% Syrah, 12% Tempranillo

 

Ambyth Estate biodynamically produced wines

Ambyth Estate biodynamically produced wines

 

Ted Plemons of Cass Wine

Ted Plemons of Cass Wine

 

Back Roads Wineries of Paso Robles at Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour 2013