Question: I live in Ontario and enjoy good value red wine in the $25 range, especially cabernet sauvignons from Paso Robles. Any guidance to those?
Answer: Yes this Central Coast region is “hot” in both meanings of the word. Paso Robles is a marvelous place to visit and was originally focused mainly on the Zinfandel grape. However, it now has developed into a very diverse geographic region with growing success for many varieties including Bordeaux & Rhone blends using Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah/Grenache among others. There are so many producers to choose from though limited access to them in the Canadian marketplace. Suggest you use the helpful new LCBO.COM website to search for what Paso Robles cabernet sauvignons presently are available in your Government stores. Your scribe knows that Hope Family Wines Liberty School, Joseph Carr (Josh Cellars), and J. Lohr are among some popular current choices in Toronto. Good luck to you in your search for a softer peppery dark fruit style Cab or Bordeaux blend to enjoy with Summer BBQ and other flavourful foods.
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