Published April 28, 2013

Even if you’ve visited the Sextant tasting room in Paso Robles, you should still visit the one in San Luis Obispo when in in the area. Not only because they have delicious wines, but also because they pour different wines at each tasting room.

The tasting room in SLO has quite a line up starting with a light crisp refreshing Grenache Blanc. Theirs has wonderful tropical fruit with lemon and green apple and thick minerality from the limestone soils. Then, their Grenache rose is a great balance of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry with a light refreshing body of thick almond milk. Next, they hit you with a big bold California style Pinot Noir bursting of red fruit from strawberry and raspberries and then blue fruit from blueberries with a hint of earth. It has so many layers you need to sip a while before you uncover its tangy fig and olive tapenade flavors. Their Syrah is just as big with blueberry raspberry and licorice. But the fave is the Wheelhouse Zinfandel which gets its plum and blackberry from zin I’m sure yet a little Tempranillo gives it other layers like cherry, smoke, leather, and sage. I hear the tasting room in Paso Robles pours even more delightful wines like Cabernet Sauvignon.


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