Clos Soléne, The Farm Winery, RN Estate and San Antonio join 18 other wineries, further bolstering Paso Robles’ prominence as a world-class producer of Cabernet Sauvignon.
February 4, 2016 (Paso Robles, California) – The Paso Robles CAB Collective is proud to announce four marque wineries have joined its growing ranks.
The addition of Clos Solène, The Farm Winery, RN Estate Vineyard & Winery and San Antonio Winery significantly strengthens the CAB Collective’s efforts to further cement the region’s reputation as a leading producer of high quality and age-worthy Bordeaux-style red wines.
“Insiders know Paso Robles is home to some of the best Cab ever produced, and the Collective is ensuring the rest of the world knows it and, most importantly, has an opportunity to experience it,” says Guillaume Fabre, Clos Solène founder and winemaker. “We’re quite excited to be a part of this community effort.”
The new CAB Collective wineries:
Clos Solène’s founder Guillaume Fabre has winemaking in his blood. Coming from France’s Languedoc, Guillaume came to Paso Robles in 2004 and launched his label (a tribute to his wife, Solène). Since then, Guillaume has crafted scores of envelope-pushing 90+-rated small-lot wines, from Cabernet Sauvignon to dessert wines. Guillaume’s talent and infectious energy have made him the darling among the winemakers of Tin City, the up-and-coming craft wine community in Paso Robles.
San Antonio Winery is one of the most storied wineries in California. Founded in 1917, this original “urban winery” was one of the few producers in Los Angeles to survive Prohibition (Yes, L.A. was once a haven for wineries – and even vineyards). The family-owned winery has expanded and now includes a winery and tasting room in Paso Robles, where their tantalizing Cabernet Sauvignon is a favorite among visitors and locals alike.
The founders of The Farm Winery not only make top-scoring Cabernet Sauvignon, they are truly living out the American wine dream. During a couples vacation in Napa 30-some years ago, Santiago Achaval and his companions were smitten by the vineyards and the winemaking lifestyle. A few years later they found themselves in Paso Robles, declaring it “God’s country” and planted their wine roots. Since then, The Farm and winemaker Achaval have earned leagues of fans and garnered numerous awards.
RN Estate Vineyard & Winery is blessed with envy-inducing hilltop fields that boast cool nights and well-drained slopes of sandy clay loam with traces of limestone and river stones. The quality of the grapes and their winemaking finesse are why RN Estate crafts some of the most food-friendly wines in California.
In addition to welcoming these new members, the Paso Robles CAB Collective is hard at work preparing for its upcoming CABs of Distinction April 12-14.
The world-class quality of its signature Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals are why Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Paso Robles Wine Region of the Year in 2013. And the annual CABs of Distinction event provides media and trade the opportunity to discover and gain a boots-in-the-vineyard understanding of why Paso continues to win accolades and gain ground on regions like Napa Valley and Bordeaux.
2016 CABs of Distinction highlights include:
- The Judgement of Paso: A double-blind, sommelier-guided tasting of Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa, Bordeaux and Paso Robles.
- The Other Cabernet: In-depth exploration of the deliciously complex glories of Paso’s next big Bordeaux-style wine: Cabernet Franc.
- Know Your Cab Clones: Learn how to differentiate the different clones of Cabernet in Paso, and how choices in the vineyard are elevating Paso Robles wines.
- En Primeur & Current Vintage Tastings: Sample the latest vintages from both the barrel and just-released bottle.
There are only a handful of passes left to attend this year’s CABs of Distinction Media & Trade Events. If you’re a member of the media and would like to attend or learn more about the 2016 CABs of Distinction, contact [email protected].
Members of the Paso Robles CAB Collective include: ADELAIDA Cellars, Ancient Peaks Winery, Bon Niche Cellars, Brecon Estate, Calcareous Vineyard, Cass Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Margene, Clos Soléne, DAOU Vineyards & Winery, Eberle Winery, Halter Ranch Vineyard, J. Lohr Vineyard & Wines, JUSTIN Vineyard & Winery, Opolo Vineyards, Parrish Family Vineyard, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, RN Estate, Rotta Winery, San Antonio Winery, Sextant Wines, The Farm Winery, and Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery.
ABOUT THE PASO ROBLES CAB COLLECTIVE
Formed in 2012, the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) is an independent collaborative effort of leading Paso Robles growers and producers of Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals specific to the Paso Robles AVA in California. The PRCC strives to promote the full potential of the Paso Robles region in producing superior quality, classic and age-worthy Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals that compete with like varietals on a global stage to consumers and media worldwide. For more information, please visit www.pasoroblescab.com.