Flashcards in Paso Robles and the rest of San Luis Obispo County Deck (30):
*Name all 5 AVAs of San Luis Obispo County.
Paso Robles (now 11), York Mountain, Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria [SLO > peasy, Edna: NA North America, Eden Valley, Australia]
*Name the AVA that overlaps San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.
*Name the primary grapes of Edna Valley AVA.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (as well as Rhone varieties)
*State 2 reasons Edna Valley’s climate differs from Paso Robles.
Gap coastal mountains where Los Osos Valley meets in Marro Bay to North allow entry of cool sea breezes and morning fog; close to the ocean (5 miles)
*State the Winkler Region number range and location for Arroyo Grande AVA.
I, II, III (lower numbers in the west)
*Name the dominant grapes of western Arroyo Grande and eastern Arroyo Grande.
West: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
East: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Rhone varietals
*State the reasons for York Mountain and Westside Paso Robles being cooler than Eastside Paso Robles.
receives fog, receives more rain, higher altitude, exposure to ocean cooled air through the Templeton Gap
*Name the most widely planted grape of Paso Robles AVA.
Cabernet Sauvignon (38%), Merlot (15%)
*Discuss the pending division of the Paso Robles AVA.
This was made official in 2014. Paso Robles was previously the largest contiguous AVA; now it is subdivided into 11 new AVA's, each with a more narrow profile of climate, rainfall, diurnal temperature change and soil.
*Define conjunctive labeling.
Labeling of a wine to show both region and sub-region of origin (not just the narrower sub-region). Some have suggested that inclusion of conjunctive labeling in Paso Robles helped push through the agreement to subdivide the AVA.
*Name the fastest growing AVA in California.
the fifth largest California AVA, Paso Robles has experienced 1000% growth in the number of wineries in the last 25 years
What is the important grape vine nursery in Paso Robles AVA?
Tablas Creek Winery
What was the alternative proposal for subdividing Paso Robles AVA?
Subdivision into 2 parts, Eastside and Westside, rather than 11.
State the Winkler Region number range for Paso Robles AVA.
II, III, IV
State the Winkler Region number range and location for York Mountain AVA.
State the Winkler Region number range and location for Edna Valley AVA.
What was the first California winery and AVA to focus on Rhone varietals? In what county?
Alban Vineyard in Edna Valley AVA; San Luis Obispo County
Name the coolest sub-AVA's in Paso Robles AVA.
Adelaida District, El Pomar District, Paso Robles Willow Creek District, Santa Margarita Ranch, Templeton Gap District [AWP-ST]
Name the sub-AVA in Paso Robles AVA with the greatest diurnal shift.
Paso Robles Highlands (50 degrees F)
What AVA has Its northernmost point is farther south than the southern border of any other Paso Robles sub-AVA?
Santa Margarita Ranch AVA
State the Winkler Region number range for Santa Margarita Ranch AVA.
What was the first AVA in SLO County?
Edna Valley AVA
Name three notable producers in Arroyo Grande.
Talley, Laetitia (both cool country), Saucelito Canyon
where is Au Bon Climat winery?
Santa Maria AVA, but it sources some grapes from Talley vineyard in SLO
What are the 4 wineries of York Mountain AVA?
Stephen's Cellars, Epoch Estates Wines, Lago Giuseppe's Cellars and Event Site, Rocky Creek Cellars
Where does Epoch Estates Wines source most of their grapes?
Paso Robles [not York Mountain where it is!]
Name the city halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles?
What is the road that splits Paso Robles AVA?
Which side of Paso Robles has more clay in the soil?