Just a day and a half to visit a few friends, make new friends, drink some good wine, eat some good food...and relax in the Pasosphere before our upcoming 4 week marathon.
We were honored to have a tour of the soon to be opened (Late Fall or so) LAW winery, where Lynn and I were graciously treated to an over view of the work in progress by Oliver Esparham and Kathleen Naughton, both of whom I had previously met at a few wine events. Located atop Peachy Canyon Road their spectacular view will only be overshadowed by their impressive wines. Initial release happening now!
LAW may be the new kid in town, but they are already being spoken about, written about, raved about---and with wines crafted by Scott Hawley...don't get shot down by not getting any of their initial release. better get on their allocation list NOW.
Next up was a delightful visit with Ed Sauret of Edmond August Wines: Now pouring at the Paso Underground! You can read all about Edmond August Wines along with the other three wineries pouring at The Underground in my article appearing in the SLO Visitor's Guide: The current Fall edition profiling Aaron Jackson (Aaron Wines) and Don Burns (Turtle Rock/Westberg). The Winter edition to profile Edmond Sauret (Edmond August Wines) and Guillaume Fabre of Clos Solene.
Tuesday saw us up on DAOU Mountain. Kicking back with Daniel for a bit, taking in the incredible views, sipping his savory Bordeaux blends (which are now getting well earned reviews and scores)---proving that PASO not only CAN, but DOES produce top notch Bordeaux wines equal to any others in California.
and as we continued West on the 46, of course I had to stop for a hello (and a few more sips) at EPOCH....congratulating both Stephanie and Christina on their recent engagements!
And then...it was homeward bound.
Somehow, a trip to Paso is never too long, always too short, but without question....always perfect! People, friends, wines, foods, vistas.....maybe one of the things that makes Paso wines so different and special is that not only are these winemakers plying their craft in ways not seen before, but they manage to put the entire Paso experience in each and every bottle.
Cheers to all!
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