Wine Enthusiast Magazine Looks at California’s Capitals of Zinfandel – Rates Paso Robles Zin as “Softer and Riper”

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Wine Tasting tidbit: Wine Enthusiast Magazine reports Russian River Valley zins to be darker, more tannic than those here in Paso Robles Each growing region produces unique flavors and qualities in its wine. In the end, it is up to your mood and your palate to make the selection. Wine Enthusiast Magazine suggests zins from Napa Valley may… [Continue Reading]

Wine Spectator Reports Drew Barrymore to Debut Her Own Label

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According to Wine Spectator, Drew Barrymore is the latest celebrity to join the world of wine Celebrity wine making is not a new phenomenon. In classical Greece and Rome, philosophers, politicians, playwrights and high-ranking military officers typically owned a vineyard or two. Modern celebrity participation in wine however, has certainly received a lot more attention. Wine Spectator reports… [Continue Reading]

Executive Pastry Chef Katzie Guy-Hamilton cooks up some tasty pairings for Alexis Korman of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

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Alexis Korman at Wine Enthusiast Magazine looks at the latest dessert wine trends while Hearthstone Vineyards reminds you not to skip dinner! Alexis Korman of Wine Enthusiast Magazine has recently asked Katzie Guy-Hamilton, executive pastry chef at New York Central at the Grand Hyatt, and contestant on Top Chef Just Dessert, for a bit of pairing… [Continue Reading]

Wine Club Pick Up Party Saturday April 14th 4pm-6pm

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Come and enjoy our NEW Releases when you come to pick up your new shipment! Mingle with other members and our phenomenal Hearthstone staff while enjoying PAELLA from Chef Dallas, chef of the Tenth Street Basque Café in San Miguel and author of Never Eat Bacon Naked. This event is free for wine club members… [Continue Reading]

Tasting the 2007 Reserve Mourvedre: a Unique, Bold Wine from Paso Robles

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Light Paso Robles Harvest Produces Exceptional, Bold Tasting Wine The 2007 growing season in Paso Robles began with a cold, dry winter. The normal rainfall and dry spring led to early bud break. In spring, soils were depleted of their water, naturally reducing yields by 30%. Additionally, the berries were small, creating a greater skin… [Continue Reading]

2007 Lodestone: The Great Tasting Product of a Light Harvest Season In Paso Robles Wine Country

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2007 Yielded Light Harvest for Paso Robles But Produced Great-Tasting, Well-Balanced Wine The 2007 growing season in Paso Robles began with a cold, dry winter. The normal rainfall and dry spring led to early bud break. In spring, soils were depleted of their water, naturally reducing yields by 30%. Additionally, the berries were small, creating… [Continue Reading]

2004 Fireside Claret – Ideal for a Romantic Tasting Experience in Paso Robles Wine Country

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2004 Was a Fruitful Season in Paso Robles Wine Country This season was one of the fastest and earliest in the state’s history, starting at the beginning of August two to three weeks earlier than normal. Yields per acre were normal to light, but excellent quality fruit. At Hearthstone Vineyards in Paso Robles, we are… [Continue Reading]

2008 Sangiovese Reserve – an Excellent Wine for Paso Robles Spring Wine Tasting

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Late Spring Leads To Elegant, Gradually-Ripened Grapes and Great Paso Robles Wine Tasting!   The 2008 vintage was our second consecutive drought vintage here in Paso Robles. A late spring and moderate summer produced gradual ripening, with low yields, and cool-climate characteristics. Yields were down due to shatter, small cluster sets and, in some cases,… [Continue Reading]

2008 Syrah Reserve Adds a Robust Punch to Paso Robles Wine Tasting

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Paso Robles Drought Vintage Will Offer Pleasant Wine Tasting The Paso Robles 2008 vintage was our second consecutive drought vintage. A late spring and moderate summer produced gradual ripening, with yields, and cool-climate characteristics. Yields were down due to shatter, small cluster sets and, in some cases, because of the early spring frost; however, we… [Continue Reading]

10th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout Gives Points to Hearthstone

The results are in! Hearthstone 2009 Estate Hearthstone Vineyard Pinot Noir GOLD Paso Robles, $38.00 100 cases produced Female: Roses, red currants and clove aromas. Well executed intense style of Pinot Noir with firm red raspberry and cola flavors. Toasted pecans with hints of cassis and chocolate brownies on the finish. Good texture. 90 Male: Caramel, raspberry, cola, cherry cola, chocolate,… [Continue Reading]