The calling card of HduR is as brassy as the Rhône varietals are not in Paso Robles.
Paso Robles (AVA)
Is Paso Robles the Rhône Region of America?
As the annual Hospice du Rhône gets under way later this week, the spotlight is on how well the Rhône varietals grow in the Paso Robles AVA and how highly prized they are by the region's winemakers.
April 27, 2009
sed to be everyone in Paso thought Zin and Cab were the Holy Grail.
You couldn’t make Zins big enough: you needed a ventilator to survive a day of tasting. Zins are still big here, but a sea change began about 10 years ago as winemakers fell in love with Syrah, and then all things Rhône. And it’s not just reds: Rhône whites have blasted off in popularity as well. Paso Robles
has truly discovered its kinship with the south of France, where a magical Mediterranean climate is conducive to topless sunbathing, and round, fleshy whites.