Tag Archives: Bonarda

Paso Robles 1: Fratelli Perata Winery

Last August, while killing time in a never ending sea of weddings, Wayward Wine toured Paso Robles, California.

Paso is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) a three hour drive North of Los Angeles (without traffic…so, five hours). For us it took twelve hours from our home in Oregon. To overgeneralize, Paso is a large, hot, dry, sunny, inland plain. Continue reading

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Trapiche, Broquel, Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina, 2006

It is my wife’s birthday, so I should keep this short.

Welcome to October. Fall has descended upon us. Cold snaps at night. Daylight whimpers away. Leaves turn.

Gone are the whites and rosés of summer. Time for something darker, deeper, and dangerous. Continue reading

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