I went to more than my fair share of Paso Robles wineries this past Saturday and Niner Wine Estates was one of the most beautiful. This stop came highly recommended from many friends and followers, and nearly every other winery we went to said to stop by here if we hadn’t already. Guess that means they’re doing something right, if even the competition unanimously agrees.
Speaking of doing it right: They have a whole separate building they built JUST for Pinot Noir. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to move right in there. Just beyond the building and tasting room is their Heart Hill Vineyard, with trees planted and grown to form the shape of a heart on the hill, right among the vineyard.
First in our tasting was their 2017 Pinot Noir, with 94 points from Rich Cook.
It was packed full of fruit on the nose and balanced on the palate with baking spices, a common note I found reoccurring through many Paso Robles Pinots. This wine is paired with sunshine, and my Sunny & 75 country playlist.
I’ve also been searching for non-Napa Cabernet Sauvignon lately and theirs blew me away. It was the last wine we tasted here and my favorite one of this stop, best paired best with a rhythm and blues playlist as elegant, soulful and refined as this wine.
Full estate tasting flight menu: