Cabs of Distinction continues in Paso Robles April 13-15 at the Allegretto Resort and Spa. Starting with a Grand Tasting, there will be panels on clones, Cabernet Franc, the infamous French tasting and more.
The Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) was formed in 2012 to promote the superior quality Cabernet and Bordeaux varietals from the Paso Robles AVA to consumers, trade, and media worldwide. This grassroots, non profit organization believes that the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec grown in the Paso Robles appellation is under-represented in the marketplace and wine industry. The PRCC is committed to improving awareness and education about the appellation’s luscious, well rounded Bordeaux varietals. The organization is also designed to create a network of knowledgeable industry professionals who produce superior quality Cabernet Sauvignon to help each other with viticulture, production, marketing, and sales.
These days in Paso Robles Wine Country CAB is thriving. The temperate days and cool nights, combined with well drained soil mirror the environment of Bordeaux, France. This allows world class Cabernet, Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec to grow exceptionally well in this region. Cabernet Sauvignon, with its deep complexity andvelvety finish, thrives incredibly well here.
The history of Cabernet Sauvignon in the region began in the 1970’s with Dr. Stanley Hoffman who, under the guidance of U.C Davis enologist Andre Tchelistcheff, planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in the hills of Adelaida, about eight miles west of downtown Paso Robles. Soon after, Gary Eberle the “Godfather of Paso Robles,” Justin Baldwin, and Jerry Lohr arrived on the scene, all some of the regions most celebrated winemakers.
The Paso Robles Wine Country has experienced quite a boom since it’s early beginnings, and its winemakers are producing distinct, high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals that earn national and global recognition every year. Many of these winemakers have come from a rich winemaking heritage and they share an independent spirit and a dedication to quality that leads to crafting the superior Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals that sit comfortably on the world stage.