Tasting Notes for Rick Paso Robles

(35 notes on 34 wines)

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Red
Fantastic bottle! Paired with beef- plenty of backbone to stand up to it. Would try this again. Bottle signed by winemaker, Daniel Pi.
Red
2/26/2012 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
95 points
This wine was fantastic. Drank with Carla, Joanne and Guy Gerachis. Berry fruit came through and was very well balanced with tannins. This wine is drinkable now, but will be fantastic in another 2-5 years.
Red
outstanding wine- full bodied yet fine and layered
Red
2004 Torbreck The Steading Barossa Valley Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
Nose- plum, sweet dark fruits, faint floral aroma. Palate- tasty dark fruit, not much oak. Fruit is there, but not strong. Maybe we waited too long on this one? Went well with vegetables- not overpowering.
Red
7/4/2011 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
95 points
This was outstanding! Decanted 2 hours before dinner, had with a nice filet. Just after decanting there was still some alcohol to blow off, but tasted just before dinner and it was gone. Silky smooth. Nose of dark fruit, vanilla, smoke. Palate was well integrated oak with dark fruit. Luscious! Balanced nicely with the meat. If the regular bottling is this good I cannot imagine how the To-Kalon bottling would be much better. My palate is not worthy.....
White
7/4/2011 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
93 points
Maybe the best Chardonnay I have ever tasted. Not over oaked- well integrated with some hints of citrus. Refreshing and clean- nice for a summer evening. Went well with triple cream cheese. Not overpowering on the palate- crisp! Very nice.
Red
2005 Linne Calodo Cherry Red Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel (view label images)
At the urging of the tasting room staff at Linne Calodo I went home to VA and opened my bottle of 2005 Cherry Red. The zinfandel came through with strength- the intense red fruit overtaking everything else. The earthiness of the mouvedre was still there which added some balance to the zin. Very tasty now, but I think I could have waited. Good to know.
Red
8/24/2010 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
90 points
Right in my wheelhouse. Grenache and Syrah shined through. It seems to be the perfect age- would not have thought that a 2005 CDR would make it this long, but it was delcious. The beautiful nose gave way to wonderful red fruit. The velvety grenache mouthfeel and spiciness of the syrah blended well together. I have 2 more left- can't wait to dig in!
Red
8/24/2010 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
92 points
And they said this wine is over the hill- balderdash! Right in the sweet spot- notes of spice and dark fruit on the nose. Intense fig and raisin flavor on the palate. Almost thick and coffee like. Very tasty for a wine that probably was not meant to age. The Hilltop vineyard is one of Jerry's best, and it really came through in the wine. Tasty with a hunk of red meat- perfect complement to the fat and richness of the beef. I am glad I waited to open this. Wish I had more!
Red
8/15/2010 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
90 points
This wine is ridiculously good for the price. When first opened it was a bit edgy, but it settled down and the fruit was dense and dark. It lingered on the palate and finished with a smooth smoky note. All for $11.25!
Red
Took to Jacki and Mike's for dinner on July 25, 2010.
Red
Took to Jacki and Mike's for dinner, July 25, 2010.
Rosé
Took to Jacki and Mike's on July 25, 2010.
Red
DINNER WITH ANAND AND USHA
Red
2004 Anton Bauer Wagram Cuvee 10 Niederösterreich Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
DINNER WITH ANAND AND USHA
Red
The cellar tracker notes said this was past the drinking window, but I found it to be perfect. The wine had settled down and was luscious, but not overpowering. There were some herby notes on the nose, along with a beautiful currant aroma. Plush mouthfeel, decent finish, it lingered on the tongue. i will have to get some more of this.
Red
Darryl sold me this bottle. I need more. Excellent Pinot Noir with classic cherry flavor, not overpowering but in conjunction with the tannins and oak, very nice indeed. Is this due to the 2007 vintage that I am finding so much to love about Pinot? I will have to do more exploriing...
Red
This was wonderful. Darryl gave me this bottle and said it was probably over the hill, but turned out to be right on time. It was dark and fruity, well integrated with the oak. It also had a nice spice on the finish.
Red
Tasty. Nose of dark fruit, lush and fruity on the palate. Not a long finish, but delicious with food. Good QPR. I would like to explore more wines from Lirac.
Red
Past its prime. Said on the label it would cellar for 20-25 years. I don't think so. I have two other varietals from the same producer- better get them on the list to drink quickly.
Red
6/20/2010 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
90 points
Fruity and light- delicious. Perfect with food and at $15 per bottle, simply wonderful. I believe it is mostly syrah and grenache. Not too complicated, just tasty with a nice finish. Dark fruit on the nose and palate, some smoke and vanilla. Adequate finish with no lingering tannins. I will look to buy some more of this.
Red
2005 Villa Creek Onda Paso Robles Red Rhone Blend (view label images)
6/19/2010 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
92 points
Nose of dark fruit, juicy and plush mouthfeel, big flavor profile, but not over the top. Nice balance of tannins with fruit. Blend of 33% Syrah, 34% Tempranillo, 33% Mouvedre. Surprisingly the fruit played well together. Dark fruit on palate, nice finish- lingering but not ridiculous. Very tasty! We even caught this one at the right time- not too early or too late.
Red
6/2/2010 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
95 points
Absolutely wonderful. Ripe cherries with a touch of oak. Nice balance of fruit with tannins. This is a spectacular wine. Only 1 bottle left. What a shame.
Red
Whoa! Dark color, beautiful nose of dark fruit and vanilla. Too much oak? Not on the palate- everything meshed together well with the fruit being overshadowed just a touch on the finish. The flavor fills your mouth, very silky. Overall a very nice wine.
Red
Wonderful! Still a bit young, but delicious black fruit nose and palate. Firm tannins that enhanced the taste. Long finish. YUM!
Red
7/19/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
94 points
I was worried this wine was past its prime, but it was dead on! A beautiful nose of ripe dark fruit came through and developed into chocoalte and spice. On the palate there was a wonderful balance of fruit and oak integrated together. It was deep with secondary and tertiary flavors that developed the longer it was open. I am deeply sorry this was my last bottle of this wine. I will definitely look for this again.
Rosé
2008 Anglim Rosé Paso Robles Grenache Blend, Grenache (view label images)
7/19/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
90 points
Very tasty Rose. Has the umph of regular wine but crisp and refreshing. Not a sweet light mess, this wine has a nose of red fruit yet the syrah and mouvedre give it an earthy smell as well. The palate is rich (grenache?) and structured and it lasts..... it has an almost glycerin mouthfeel possibly due to the viognier in the blend. Overall, a real wine unlike most roses I have tasted.
Red
7/14/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
82 points
The wine had a decent nose of cherries and some spice. The palate was lackluster- I called it thin, but Kelly said it was just unremarkable. It had some cherry fruit flavor, really no secondary flavors and the length on the palate was short. We had it with a nice salmon filet and it did compliment the fish, but a wine with more power would have satisfied better. Not my favoirtie Pinot Noir, but it was relatively cheap.
Red
7/13/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
89 points
We had this wine with pizza and it was a great choice. The nose was slight, with blackberry notes. The palate was filled with fruit, not overwhelming but just right. The soft dark fruit balanced well with the acidity from the tomato sauce in the pizza. Great value, I will defiinitely purchase this again.
Red
7/11/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
flawed
Bad experieince, bought 2 bottles and both were corked. One even had dried wine on top of the cork after I removed the capsule. What a downer!
White
7/12/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
89 points
This is a delicious wine! 70% Viognier, 30% Rousanne- the perfect summer white. Unfortumantely I cooled it too much, so it muted some of the components of the nose initially. After it warmed a bit, you could smell honey, melon, pear. On the palate it was viscous and velvety. The flavors of honey and melon came through and by the end of the bottle there was almost a sweet taste at the finish.
Red
7/12/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
88 points
Tasty Anderson Valley Pinot. Nice ripe cherry flavors, hint of spice, light nose. Drank this with some delicious chesses, Humbolt Fog and a few from Austria. Complemented the cheese well. Also some grilled clams with garlic herb butter. Again, a nice pairing. Some of the smokiness from the wine was evident with the clams.
Red
7/13/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
92 points
Very tasty! Accompanied some fine filets, salad caprese, and corn on the cob off the grill. The fruit was dark and rich but not too bold. Tannins were present, but reserved. Not over the top in your face typical of CA Cabernet- more refined and elegant.
Red
2006 Villa Creek Mas de Maha Paso Robles Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo (view label images)
6/28/2009 - Rick Paso Robles wrote:
88 points
60% Tempranillo, 20% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre- The tempranillo really shines through with nice round red fruit flavor. The grenache lends a warmth to the wine while the mouvedre come through on the nose. This is a fantastic drinking wine- good with food- pleasurable to sip. It is medium to thin bodied and does not have a particularly long finish.
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