Published July 24, 2012


Bridlewood is worth a visit if not just for the architecture. In its history the site was an Arabian horse ranch and an equestrian rehab center. I guess celebrity rehab doesn’t take horses. But the place will remind you of a Spanish mission from its bell tower and sprawling courtyard and walkways. You’ll want to hang out and sip wine on the veranda.

We chose the Cabernet Sauvignon because of its ripe fruit flavors of blackberry, black cherry, and plum. Being from Paso Robles, the grapes saw some serious heat, which I hear cab loves so their flavors are pronounced, giving it character that even someone who is not a fan of this grape would enjoy. It’s also got backbone and structure with a bit of cocoa and molasses in the body.

More from my appellation adventures in this region.


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