Rainfall record for Paso Robles this past January! The rainfall total reported (January 28-29) was 2.6-inches over a 24-hour period, which is nearly five times greater than the previous rainfall record set in 1981 of .46-inches. Despite the record breaking rains – we still have only totaled a little over 6 inches of rain, as of early March. Tons of tilling to do in anticipation of much needed precipitation!
Jim & Maribeth purchased their property 25 years ago in Paso Robles Wine Country. They’re families are also celebrating over 100 years as California farmers and with over 1,000,000 bottles of wine sold to date!
Paso Robles is a wine region for the wild-hearted. Today, Paso Robles is still considered
by many as the wine industry’s Wild West. The town El Paso de Robles (which means Pass of the oak trees) was co-founded by Kentucky outlaws Frank and Jesse James’ uncle Drury around 1869.
What makes Paso’s terroir exceptional is the diversity in soils, elevation and rainfall. The Paso Robles Viticulture Area is California’s largest in size and home to the largest Calcareous based soil formation in all of California. This is a great soil type for a warm climate, where ripening grapes is no problem!
Today, Jesse James and his crew would approve and enjoy the unbridled spirit of this unique, bold, and flavorful grape-growing region we call home.
2014 Estate Merlot
With so much fruit on the nose & palate - and a bright acidity - you might want to keep plenty of this wine on hand. We adore this food-fabulous treat. This Merlot has a beautiful ruby coloring with excellent consistency and clarity throughout. The nose is huge and very varietally correct, with notes of strawberry, toffee, toasted nuts, sandalwood, and slate. The palate is full of wonderful fruit character with pluot, bubblegum, bing cherry, wild strawberry, and gooseberry. The bright fruit is driven by the bright acidity, and while it has a lighter body in terms of mouthfeel, it makes up for it with huge fruit-forward drinking experience. This wine would go nicely with a watermelon salad with arugula and bleu cheese crumbles.
2014 Estate Syrah
This wine is one to stock up on, but be warned: quantity is limited.
This wine has beautiful crimson color and even consistency from core to edge. This wine has an interesting nose of vanilla, molasses, subtle cooling spearmint, wet gravel, blackberry, and plum. The flavor profile of this wine is replete with white pepper, black currant, cranberry, pomegranate and tart cherry. This medium-bodied Syrah slides straight down the center of the palate for an all-business wine-drinking experience. Let’s get serious with a pulled-pork sandwich on a Racer 5 bun, piled-high, and drenched with authentic Texas BBQ sauce. Our mouths are watering, is yours?
A “Sy of relief” red blend, our flagship blend (of 60% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is smooth (thanks to extended aging) and delicious. On the nose, this wine is lively and full of fruit! Fresh blueberry, blackberry and raspberry lead the way. On the palate, this wine hugs the sweet spot between sweet and tart, savory and juicy.
Definitely one of those wines that is all too easy keep “revisiting”. What a nose! The delectable Barbera with molasses right there up front, and ripe fruit, stewed strawberry, and cherry follow behind with vanilla notes to close it out. The palate then takes you by complete surprise - the spotlight is a nutty medley of walnut and pecan. There’s plenty of fruit too with blackberry and strawberry being the main flavors there.
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe Paso fruit jumps from the glass, with Bing cherry, young blackberry, black currant, raspberry, strawberry, exotic spice, cherry candy, hard leather, spice box and a hint of black pepper. Juicy and fresh on the palate, with flavors of Bing cherry juice, wild strawberry, spice box, raspberry, bramble, red currant, cranberry, leather, slate mineral and toasty oak.
Full of jammy fruit and spice on the nose, with spiced cherry, black cherry, kola nut, chocolate, bramble, dark mixed spice, toasty oak, volcanic soil and black pepper. Juicy and bursting with flavor, with raspberry jam, blackberry preserve, plum, fig, raisin, cedar, chocolate, Bing cherry, spice, earth and black pepper.
We welcomed two beautiful (and handsome) additions to the Doce Pack - Annie & Barron!
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Minnie the Wine Warehouse cat guardian is great, despite dealing with the pups chasing her like she’s a jack rabbit!
Doce Robles Video Blog
Watch out for more new video releases this year! You can find our news at docerobleswinery.com, Facebook, and Instagram. We hope you enjoy our vineyard skits and humorous wine updates!
Jim’s family has been farming for over 100 years! His grandfather, Jacob Jacobsen immigrated to America in the early 1900s and began grape farming in the San Joaquin Valley. Jacob later worked with the founders of Sun Maid Raisins, founded in 1912.
Jim’s father, Stanley, pioneered in his father Jacob’s footsteps to farm grapes and tree fruit. Stan served as Fresno County Farm Bureau’s President for two terms in 1974-76. They were one of the first families to embrace mechanical grape harvesting in the 70s and also worked in custom cotton harvesting.
Today, Jimmy is still pioneering in his forefather’s footsteps at Doce Robles where they have sold over $1,000,000 bottles! Cheers to California Family Farmers! 🍷
Parties, Festivals, Events, & More...
Come let us host you! Jessica joined us last year as our Lead Tasting Room Associate
We didn’t get to do much celebrating last year at the vineyard estate but look out for this year! Live music, amazing wines, great company, and gorgeous vineyard sunset views! Don’t forget Jimmy’s vineyard hayrides!
It’s here, it’s here! We are bottling the JimmyMon White, along with the 1st ever…
JimmyMon PINK and JimmyMon DESSERT!
Weddings and Special Events
A true hidden gem… family owned and operated. Create memorable weddings and awesome events on our winery – vineyard estate. Our small hidden hill, embraced with a cypress tree grove entrance, is a lovely location that features 360° vineyard views. The patio space provides a flagstone floor, lawn area, and tin-roof stage. Call our Tasting Room for details.
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Doce Deals – Spring 2021
Let us do the shopping! We are featuring 3, 6, and 12 bottle packages with discounted or free shipping. For personal consumption or gift to a loved one. Again, our BIGGEST THANK YOU to all our Doce Robles wine enthusiasts and their business during this past year.
To place an order visit our website or contact the Tasting Room. We look forward to hosting you your next visit to Paso Robles, CA.
DOCE ROBLES WINERY & VINEYARD
2023 TWELVE OAKS DRIVE
PASO ROBLES, CA 93446