Red Soles At Red Soles, six miles from downtown Paso, romance abounds. Lacking equipment, Randy and Cheryl Phillips crushed their first barrel of grapes with their own feet in 2004; that first stomping of petite sirah and zinfandel grapes later became the couple’s first vintage, called Kick-Off. Every wine in their portfolio is estate-grown over 200 acres of vineyards – half are east of Paso Robles and the other half are at the Templeton Gap winery – but only a small proportion of the grapes they grow become Red Soles wine; the rest are sold to large wineries. Randy and Cheryl also run the Hacienda-style, terracotta-coloured tasting room. Stop by to sample the nutty, chocolatey 2012 Estate Syrah ($40), produced in the Côte Rôtie-style with 10% viognier crushed and fermented with syrah, or bring a picnic and grab a bottle to enjoy on the vine- and oak -ringed lawn.• 3230 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles, + 1 805 226 9898, redsoleswinery.com. Tasting rooms open … [Read more...] about California’s Paso Robles wine route: top 10 guide
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