Blend: 80% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Malbec, 4% Petite Verdot
Though the Paso Robles AVA is located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, it couldn't be further away from the mentality of those hectic fair-weathered urban environs. The vibe here is decidedly laid back and agrarian. But don't be fooled by the casual atmosphere. This is serious wine country. That is, without the serious attitude.