Paso Robles White Wine Defy's Expectations

Paso Robles is experiencing a refreshing renaissance of crisp and clean whites.

At Tablas Creek Vineyard, a national conduit to Rhône grapes, the prominence of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne is no surprise. Yet, lesser-known Rhône varieties like Picpoul Blanc and Clairette Blanche are also on an exciting rise. Then there are bottlings of Albariño, Vermentino, Chenin Blancand Ugni Blanc that zip with freshness and intrigue with rocky minerality.

These wines prove that Paso Robles isn’t just about big reds anymore...