Our Wines and our Vineyard


Personal tastings with the winemaker is an age old tradition which is slowly disappearing from our culture. In a vineyard and winery where everything is "hands on", we feel the same about wine tastings with our winemaker. A personal, private tasting with our winemaker is a unique experience and is available by appointment only...but we suggest making tasting arrangements well in advance. For reservations: Contact pasodocwine@yahoo.com   phone:  805 226 8448  

Since our first vintage in 2006, Cerro Prieto's mountain Cabernets, Merlots and Syrahs have produced all nationally (or internationally) rated wines...one BIG BOLD RED after another

2006 Paso Bordo( 85% Cab/ 15% Syrah)    92 pts Wine Enthusiast

2006 Merlot    San Diego Intl Gold medal / Critics Challenge Gold medal ( 3300 entries each)

2007 Paso Bordo (Cab/Syrah)   Los Angeles Intl Gold medal and 91 pts

2007 Merlot     91 pts   Wine Enthusiast

2008 Cabernet (Paso Bordo)   San Diego Intl Silver medal / NY Intl & SF Intl Bronze medals (5300 & 4500 entries)

2008 Merlot   Monterey Intl Silver medal / NY Intl & SF Intl Bronze medals (5300 & 4500 entries)

2009 Syrah    90 pts  Wine Enthusiast  "as rich and hedonistic as anything in California"   W.E.

2009 Pinot Noir   San Francisco Chronicle Gold medal   (from our mountain valley vineyard)

2010 Syrah Reserve( la Terraza) San Francisco Chronicle Silver medal/ 94 pts and PLATINUM Medal SD Intl

2010 Syrah el Bordo San Francisco Chronicle Gold medal/Gold medal SD Intl

2010 Pinot Noir brite cherry, hint of strawberry, light toast 14 cases remain


Private tasting with the vintner

The unique experience of tasting with the vintner was started several years ago and now has grown to several hundreds of avid wine buyers tasting with our winemaker. It is a rare event that most vintners, myself included, just don't have time for with vineyard and winery chores, along with hundreds of other little things that are necessary to produce the highest quality wines. Still, I thoroughly enjoy pouring wine privately for discriminating wine enthusiasts, and see to it that I am available to do so if contacted well in advance. Vineyard and winery work always comes first, but if time allows, I am delighted to pour wine for our guests. We do not pour for the public so THIS IS NOT A TASTING ROOM. This is a place where wine fans come to buy wine, and taste with the winemaker.

There are precious few wineries where all wines poured are either 90-92 pts, Intl Gold medal winners , or both. Just the quality of wines should be enough to interest any serious fan of wines. To actually taste with the vintner makes the occasion special, cordial, and has been enjoyed by one and all. Not many winemakers do this, but I enjoy interesting people and love to converse with them. Just to be clear....this is NOT A TASTING ROOM and is not open to the public. It is by referral, or in some cases, folks will call and set up a private tasting...but this is always done well in advance, and again, vineyard and winery always come first....hence the need for calling well ahead of your anticipated visit. I look forward to meeting you one day here, overlooking the vineyard, mountains and valleys below.

 For further information, contact:     pasodocwine@yahoo.com








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