Here’s something to celebrate! International Cabernet Day is just around the corner, on Sept. 3. Enjoy the day with Cabernet Sauvignons from the Paso Robles AVA.

Why Paso? Paso Robles is known for its bold Cabernet Sauvignon that are accessible. The two wines below are great examples to how great the wines from this AVA can be at very reasonable price points. Celebrate International Cabernet Sauvignon in style.

2016 True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon

As one of the first SIP certified wineries, True Myth understands keeping a balance in nature. This Cabernet Sauvignon boasts 90 Points from Wine Spirits and with hand-selected vineyards sites within the Paso Robles. This wine easily showcases the rich, fruity, and full-bodied notes that will continue to mature for years to come.

Mother Nature is intriguing and elusive, reigning on high with grace and beauty. Coming ­from hand-selected vineyard sites in Paso Robles, this wine showcases the generous gi‑fts of Mother Nature. Beloved for its rolling hills east of the Salinas River and steeper hillsides, cut by small canyons, west of the Salinas River, the Paso Robles AVA is a large, diverse appellation that begins six miles away ­om one of Mother Nature’s greatest creations, the deep, blue Pacific Ocean. While the hot days allow Cabernet Sauvignon to fully ripen, the ocean influence and higher elevations of the hillsides bring cool nighttime temperatures that maintain high acidity in the grapes. True Myth Winerys shows their respect to Mother Nature by creating this quality wine that exhibits the true power of Cabernet Sauvignon ­om Paso Robles. Each vintage of this wine mirrors the splendor of Mother Nature.

Tasting Notes

This Cabernet Sauvignon is pure Paso Robles, full of polished aromas of blueberry, cherry and vanilla, leading to flavors of dark red ­fruits, black currants and hints of pepper, mocha and caramelized oak. Rich yet smooth, this wine is very approachable now, and will continue to mature for years to come.

VARIETAL Cabernet Sauvignon

STYLE Rich, ­fruity, full-bodied and smooth

APPELLATION Paso Robles

CLONES 4, 6, 7, 8, and 337

AVERAGE VINE AGE Over 20 years

HARVEST DATES Sept. 23, 2016 - Oct.22, 2016.

FERMENTATION Fermented at 82˚F for 10 to 14 days

OAK 40% new French Oak 20% Hungarian Oak 10% new American Oak 30% Neutral Oak

AGING 15-18 months

ALC. 14.2%

UPC 7-30429-95002-9

SRP $24

WEBSITE: TRUEMYTHWINERY.COM

 

2018 Chronic Cellars Sir Real

Created with “chronic” or best  grapes from the Paso Robles, Sir Real has true character in every sip. Bold, flavorful, and ready for any masked occasion. Noble to the core, Sir Real does it all for the love of grapes and the winemaking legacy his family passed down to him. It’s the quest of always keeping it real, sir.

PROFILE The most gallant Cabernet Sauvignon of all the land, Sir Real delivers striking layers of black fruit with a sliver of toasted spice. Unflinching notes of ripe plum and bright cassis lead the way to a rich backbone of harmonious tannin.

FOOD PAIRING Braised short ribs, beef brisket or rack of lamb

BLEND: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Zinfandel

APPELLATION: Paso Robles, CA

VINTAGE: 2018

SRP: $14.99

ALCOHOL: 13.8%

WEBSITE: ChronicCellars.com

 

KEEPIN' IT CHRONIC: The legend of Chronic Cellars began in Paso Robles circa 2004 when original founders, Josh and Jake Beckett, combined their winemaking skills with their wit and humor to turn an idea into reality using two tons of the best – or ‘Chronic’ – grapes to make killer wine. Over 15 years later, with an arsenal of awards and pioneering attitude still intact, Chronic Cellars continues to disrupt the wine industry with its exceptional wines made with character and bold, colorful labels that live up to their clever names.

Cynthia Calvert
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A trained journalist with a masters degree from Lamar University, a masters from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as extensive coursework toward a masters of science in psychology from the University of New Orleans, Calvert founded the Tribune Newspapers in 2007. Her experiences as an investigative, award winning reporter (She won Journalist of the Year from the Houston Press Club among many other awards for reporting and writing), professor and chair of the journalism department for Lone Star College-Kingwood and vice president of editorial for a large group of community weeklies provides her with a triple dose of bankable skills that cover every aspect of the journalism field. Solid reporting. Careful interviews. Respect and curiosity for people and places.

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