These Are The Best Wines To Fall For This Time Of Year
The fall usually brings weekend trips, vineyard harvest parties and plenty of Friendsgiving happenings which as a rule calls for wine. To assist in planning outdoor gatherings or dinner parties as we head into the holidays and prime hosting time, we have chosen the best fall wines to drink this season. They are from San Luis Obispo, or SLO Coast, and Paso Robles. This part of California off the Central Coast is known for a bounty of wineries and vineyards highlighting Chardonnay and powerful reds. The number of vineyards along the SLO Coast produce wines in a fresh, vibrant and flavorful style. Whether its Pinot Noir, or aromatic whites, even the sommelier in your group will be impressed with your menu.
These grapes are grown on the famed Paragon Vineyard in the Edna Valley on the Central Coast of California. Nestled 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Morro Bay, Edna Valley is the single coolest AVA in California. This food friendly and unique wine involves bright aromas of lemon and lime on the nose and flavors of ripe melon and fruit cocktail.
True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon
From Paso Robles, this rich, yet smooth Cabernet Sauvignon is 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. The wine is very approachable now and will continue to mature for years to come.
Tangent Sauvignon Blanc
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was brought to California in the late 1800s and this wine is the perfect combination of Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand and Sancerre. Full of flavors of zesty citrus, guava and passionfruit, and balanced with the perfect amount of acidity.
Chronic Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chronic Cellars continues to disrupt the wine industry with its unique wines made with character and bold, colorful labels that live up to their smart names. This one delivers layers of black fruit with a sliver of toasted spice. Notes of ripe plum and bright cassis lead to a rich backbone of harmonious tannin.
2018 Firepeak Pinot Noir
Firepeak, is an homage of the extinct volcanoes in the area, and the resulting volcanic soils. From a portion of the valley this beautifully balanced pinot noir features aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry, cinnamon and tobacco. The taste involves dark fruit, blueberry, root beer, and cola flavors.
2018 Firepeak Chardonnay
A bright but complex Chardonnay, this smooth and balanced wine involves flavors of crisp pear, lemon zest, pineapple with hints of vanilla. It features aromas of citrus and honeydew melon.