Guitars, cadillacs, and ... petite sirah? Yeehaw! I recently revisited the wines of Vina Robles after a bang-up concert at the winery’s state-of-the-art amphitheater featuring none other than Dwight “Elvis shimmy” Yoakam. Although I do feel the Paso Robles venue could stand to tear out a few chairs to make room for dancers to shake a tail feather, I do not think they need to fiddle with their luxurious, black cherry-laden 2011 Estate Petite Sirah. It’s complex, smooth, and has great legs … just like my favorite country crooner.
$29 per bottle/$23 for wine club members at vinarobles.com or at the tasting room, located at 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles.