Silver Horse Winery
Awhile back, we attended a tasting at the Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles put on by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. One of the highlights of this tasting for me was Silver Horse Winery, which is located in San Miguel. This is essentially Northeast of Paso Robles, and is sometimes overlooked by some of us who are heading toward town and points west. So, it was time to pay a long overdue visit.
Recently, we had the opportunity to visit the tasting room for Silver Horse. The property itself is beautiful, with an amazing view, and the tasting room is large and gorgeous, not common for a winery with annual production of only about 1,200 cases.
That day, tasting room manager Greer Woodruff was pouring:
2009 The Main Thing (41% Merlot / 33% Petite Sirah / 16% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Malbec)
2009 Sage (30% Cabernet Sauvignon / 30% Merlot / 20% Malbec / 20% Petit Verdot)
2009 Tantric (40% Zinfandel / 40% Syrah / 20% Petite Sirah)
Winemaker Stephen Kroener, whose parents own the winery, is producing wines that emphasize their great fruit, while in no way being over-the-top. Our favorites that day were the Zinfandel and the Tantric. And the four Labradors made us feel right at home.
But, we weren’t done, as one of the benefits of visiting Silver Horse is that not one but two other wineries operate out of this facility: First Crush and Tassajara. (editor’s note: First Crush and Tassajara stories will run on 7/21 and 7/28.)
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