Roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is one of the most exciting wine regions in California. At its western reaches, the AVA is less than 10 miles from the Pacific Coast, divided by the Santa Lucia Mountain Range. Here’s lies the secret to the AVA’s success: the Templeton Gap. Forged over millennia by rivers and creek running through the mountains, it funnels in cooling air and sea fog from the Pacific which harmonises with the glorious California sunshine. With some of the warmest days and coolest nights in the State, and extremely calcareous limestone soils, its perfect for producing intense Syrah, Grenache and Zinfandel blends characterised for their energy and minerality. Innovation, forward thinking and an uncompromising dedication to quality has seen Paso Robles rocket to the top league of world-class regions. In addition to the Rhône-blends, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc blends are emerging to complete with the best in California. You need only look at the incredible scores from the major critics each vintage to know Paso commands a place in every cellar.

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Latest arrivals from Paso Robles

2021 Saxum, James Berry, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95-97+
Blend: 53% Grenache, 31% Mataro, 6% Syrah, 6% Counoise, 4% Carignan Vintage production: 1,390 cases Saxum's James Berry Vineyard, planted by Justin's father, James Berry Smith, in the 1980s, is... renowned throughout California as a true ‘Grand Cru’, and the James Berry Red 2021 is dominated by Grenache of the highest order. This is a hugely energetic and almost ethereal expression of the vineyard, and looks set to be one of the longest lived vintages to date. NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “When we tasted the wines side by side to write these notes (I know, hard life!), Heather and I were struck by how elevated this wine was. Yes, it’s the only Grenache led wine in this Syrah dominated release, but it was just singing! These ‘21s have really snuck up on me. I have to admit that early in their lives I found them a little boring for lack of a better term. I now realize they were just late bloomers and their hidden charms are just now blossoming into something quite magical. They carry a weightlessness while simultaneously jam packed with so much substance. Does that even make sense? Anyways, I love them. I could throw some tasting notes out to you about this wine, but really you just have to taste it to understand what I’m trying to convey. It’s good.”
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £159.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Saxum, Somnus, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96-98
Blend: 33% Petite Sirah, 33% Syrah, 17% Graciano, 13% Touriga Nacional, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 610 cases A brand-new cuvée, we tasted the Somnus 2019 from barrel in 2022 (it was... simply label ‘XC’ for extended cellared), and even at that relatively early stage it was a mind-blowing experience. Our notes read: “Off the charts – this will be incredible!”, which almost feels like an understatement now. Named after the Greek God of Sleep, Somnus slumbered for an almost unheard of 44 months in barrel to tame the insane level of power and intensity, and Justin’s judgement was impeccable as it came together beautifully in time for bottling. For Saxum fans, this is as thrilling as it gets! NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “I finally get to introduce you to this new cuvée, Somnus, named after the Roman god of sleep, because this wine gets to sleep an extra year in barrel! 44 months it’s been slumbering away. Back in 2019 we had a couple of amazing lots in our cellar that were so unique, and so incredible, I really wanted to showcase them. The problem was they were also extremely structured. The original plan was to give them the 33 month elevage like Bone Rock and Rocket block, but when it came time to bottle it last year it was still too beastly. Think velvet glove in a iron gauntlet. We tucked it back in and let it sleep another whole year, and when it woke up this time, it blew us all away. It is something unique for sure. Still a beast, but something very special. Something that I believe could only happen here on the Central Coast. It is another wine in this line up that has to be tasted to be believed, but understand, it’s not for the faint of heart. It is Paso.”
£190 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £231.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Saxum, James Berry Vineyard White, Paso Robles 1x75cl

Blend: 44% Grenache Blanc, 29% Roussanne, 20% Chenin Blanc, 7% Chardonnay Vintage production: 347 cases The James Berry White stands as Saxum’s rarest cuvée and has garnered a cult-flowing among... Saxum aficionados. For us, the Grenache Blanc in Paso Robles is the best in the world, so it goes without saying that Justin’s is going to sit at the top of the tree! Always and eclectic blend, this is a rich and deep wine that shimmers with energy throughout. NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “I like to think that we are getting better and better at making this wine, or maybe our Grenache Blanc vines are producing better and better fruit, or maybe its just that ’21 was an exceptional year for whites. Whatever the reasons, I’m really enjoying our one and only white. (News flash, we have planted a couple small blocks of whites up at our new York Mountain planting, but that is 6 years away from any release.) If you have enjoyed our past whites I think you will like this one even better. Brought up in huge 600L demi-muid barrels, with 4 of the 6 being new, it spent a full 22 months on its lees before racking clean and bottling. It is full and rich, yet bright and lively. The magical combo I always look for in a white…actually in any wine really.”
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £159.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2014 Epoch Estate, Estate Blend, Paso Robles 6x75cl

JD93
Blend: 36% Syrah, 36% Mourvèdre, 22% Grenache, 6% Tempranillo Vintage production: 1,924 cases
£250 / Case£41.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £323.69 / Case, £53.95 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2014 Epoch Estate, Ingenuity, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95
Blend: 51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14 % Petite Sirah, 7% Grenache Vintage production: 1,128 cases
£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £76.02 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.87 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days