San Simeon Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Growing up in the Central Coast I remember family trips to San Simeon and the surrounding area of Paso Robles.  Who would have thought this region would become such a great wine appellation? Toasted oak, light vanilla and blueberry greet you when first open up this wine.  The initial sip (aka Front side) has a nice light smooth texture with berry notes.  Light yet full-bodied would best describe this Cabernet.  The finish is subtle and yet lasting.  We paired this wine with all types of cheeses which brought out the spice, vanilla and oak.  When paired with meat and chocolate, the berry notes took over.  As the picture shows, we purchased this wine at Costco.  To get the full experience of this wine you must let it breathe an hour or two.  But you will be pleasantly surprised when it opens up and gives you the complexity that makes Cabernet wines truly special.  I give this wine 4 glasses.  

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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