This Central California blend of cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese tells me Paso has some secrets it’s only now revealing. A hefty, in-your-face wine with dark, ripe cherry, earthy tobacco and a lovely blackberry finish. Worth twice the price. 4.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=1 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $18
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.