Bodegas Paso Robles is doing something unlike all their neighbors. They are making wines out of Spanish and Portuguese grapes grown here in California. Some of these grapes are even rarely grown in the United States. This is the place for you to discover the crisp light delicious flavor of Albarino, which could steer you away from your standard Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. It has that wonderful citrus flavor with the creamy thickness of banana.
If you haven’t tried Graciano but love big bold reds, this is Spain’s answer to the king of grapes. Originally from Rioja, Graciano makes deep purple wines with berry and plum flavors, a bit of pepper, and a long finish. Sip on its own or alongside a rich paella, slow cooked ribs, or rich pasta.