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&ANTASTIC !MAZING SO CLOSE TO PERFECT These are not the typical words from a careful and
restrained winemaker. They are, however apropos for the 2013 harvest. The harvest began right on time.
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wines and experiencing their true potential.
Ben Mayo, Winemaker
slowly. The color and flavor of the 2013 harvest is incredible. I am looking forward to blending the 2013
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NEXT GREAT WINE GROWING REGION IN THE COUNTRY )T TOOK
Days were mild with lots of sun. The nights were cool and windless, allowing the grapes to ripen evenly and
ARRIVED IN ) WAS TOLD THIS WAS GOING TO BE THE
HES STILL GOING STRONG AND THRILLED TO SEE THE RECOGNITION
And at Eberleâ€Ś
LABEL FOR %BERLE 7INERY (UNDREDS OF GOLD MEDALS LATER
HE FEELS 0ASO 2OBLES HAS DUTIFULLY EARNED h7HEN )
)TS BEEN YEARS SINCE 'ARY %BERLE BEGAN HIS NAMESAKE
and making their wines in a
Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.
accomplishments help raise the bar of the region as a whole,â€? said Jennifer Porter, executive director of the
â€œThis award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our wineries and growers whose individual
a greater understanding of Paso Roblesâ€™ diversity and complexity.
stories more clearly, which â€˜in turnâ€™ will give consumers and trade
viticultural area, which will allow growers and vintners to tell their
to create 11 districts within the boundaries of the Paso Robles
and reports. The AVA continues to mature with a current proposal
scores, creative video marketing initiatives and high-profile articles
recent years with a number of accolades through exemplary point
Paso Robles as a wine region has been gaining in popularity in
said Gary Eberle, owner of Eberle Winery.
region has grown exponentially with talent, quality and artistry,â€?
â€œSince 1983, when the Paso Robles AVA was first created, the
Angeles and San Francisco, has more than 200 wineries and 32,000
Paso Robles, located along the Central Coast, midway between Los
annual Wine Star Awards.
growers, recognized for growing
proud of our skilled vintners and
largest wine producer, we are
Institute. â€œAs the worldâ€™s fourth
President and CEO of Wine
said Robert P. (Bobby) Koch,
favorite Golden State wines,â€?
world to continue to enjoy their
wine lovers in the U.S and the
vintage statewide will allow
â€œCaliforniaâ€™s excellent 2013
named the 2013 Wine Region of the Year in Wine Enthusiastâ€™s
4HE 0ASO 2OBLES !MERICAN 6ITICULTURAL !REA
by Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Region of the Year
existing state law.â€?
of the basin will remain with the county because of
to gain approval. Even if successful, partial control
Formation Commission over the next few months
with San Luis Obispo Countyâ€™s Local Agency
PRAAGS and PRO Water Equity will be working
all landowners in the area an equal voice.
developed a governing body for the district that gives
near the Paso Robles Basin. Both groups feel theyâ€™ve
Equity are looking to create a new water district
Groundwater Solutions (PRAAGS) and PRO Water
The Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for
a major concern.
of rainfall on the Central Coast, water conservation is
affiliate, KSBY, â€œWith the dry air conditions and lack
issues for our industry. According to the local NBC
in the state--which is making water one of the top
of droughtâ€”in fact 2013 was the driest year on record
growers. Weâ€™re technically going through another year
)TS BEEN A BUSY YEAR for California wine grape
Harvest, Water, Wine
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Paso Robles Voted
THE SHELVES AT %BERLE 7INERY
GOLD MEDAL â€“ 2009 Eberle Cabernet/Syrah GOLD MEDAL â€“ 2009 Eberle Cotes-du-Robles
.OW YOU CAN ADD PIZZAS TO THE LIST OF FOODS YOU MIGHT BE
PIZZAS AND NOT BURN THEM
LEARNING HOW TO MAKE THE
RUNNING AND THE CHEFS ARE
/UR NEW PIZZA OVEN IS UP AND
OFFERED ON ANY GIVEN WEEKEND
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alone are just $35. Qualified trade is admitted free to the Grand Tasting. For tickets or more information visit
lunch (10:30am-1:00pm) and the Grand Tasting (1:30pm-3:30pm) are $85, and tickets for the Grand Tasting
Robles. Tickets for the full slate of activities, including the seminar and
will take place at Broken Earth Winery on Highway 46 just east of Paso
featuring over 150 Paso Robles Rhone-style wines. The dayâ€™s events
seminar, a vintnersâ€™ lunch, and a Grand Tasting and silent auction
Paso Robles. Events include a fun and educational â€œRhone essentialsâ€?
Rangers chapter for a day celebrating the vibrant Rhone community in
Day Weekend) join the 40+ members of the Paso Robles Rhone
doesnâ€™t end abruptly. - Jeff Siegel; - Very much in the black fruit/brooding style mold, it will find fans for its exuberant fruit and depth. - Linda Murphy
2012 Eberle Estate Chardonnay â€“ Medal of American Merit %QUIVALENT TO 3ILVER
Blanc and Viognier.â€? Drink now. 304 cases. 7INE
balanced by a refreshing thread of acidity. Grenache
The grace notes of floral, mineral and citrus zest are
macaroon, lemon curd and baked apple flavors.
â€œVery detailed, with a smooth mouthful of coconut
2011 CĂ´tes-du-RĂ´bles Blanc
%QUIVALENT TO 3ILVER
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$15.00 Clean, light, fresh, just sweet enough. - Bruce
CRITICS SILVER 2012 Muscat Canelli Paso Robles
bodied. Explosive berries. Long finish. - Wilfred Wong
Deep ruby color. Bold berries. Long and rich. Full
CRITICS GOLD 2010 Zinfandel Paso Robles $26.00
balance ripe fruit. - Michael Apstein
Robles $24.00 Attractive savory -- meaty -- notes
CRITICS SILVER 2011 Syrah, Steinbeck Vineyard Paso
Dark, lively. Cherry, tobacco. - Laurie Daniel
CRITICS SILVER 2010 Sangiovese Paso Robles $24.00
$34.00 Tannins to the forefront, and even a finish that
%QUIVALENT TO 'OLD
2012 Eberle Muscat Canelli â€“ Medal of American Merit
CRITICS SILVER 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles
finish. - Deborah Parker Wong
2010 Eberle Zinfandel â€“ Medal of American Excellence
Red â€“ Medal of American
medium tannins, lifted, pure fruit with bright, lengthy
Selection Paso Robles $19.00 Varietally expressive,
CRITICS GOLD 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyard
afraid to get minerally chalk on its hands. - Joe Roberts
CRITICS SILVER 2010 Barbera Paso Robles $28.00 Not
long, evolving finish. Great stuff. - Paul Lukacs
floral bouquet followed by rich, ripe flavors, and a
or crab. Tastes pricey. - Bruce Schoenfeld; - Beautiful!
out for a cream sauce but also functional with lobster
Blanc Paso Robles $24.00. An elegant wine, calling
BEST WHITE RHONE BLEND 2011 CĂ´tes-du-RĂ´bles
aftertaste. - Wilfred Wong
balance. Juicy red and black fruit flavors. Pleasing
fine on the palate, really juicy. Dry, nice acidity, good
chalk in the aromas. Medium bodied, textured and
Excellence %QUIVALENT TO 'OLD
2009 CĂ´tes du RĂ´bles
Excellence %QUIVALENT TO 'OLD
2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon â€“ Medal of American
%QUIVALENT TO 3WEEPSTAKES .OMINEE OR DOUBLE GOLD
2012 Mill Road Viognier â€“ Jefferson Cup Nominee
JEFFERSON CUP 2013
SILVER MEDAL â€“ 2012 Eberle Estate Chardonnay
SILVER MEDAL â€“ 2012 Eberle Muscat Canelli
SILVER MEDAL â€“ 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER MEDAL â€“ 2010 Eberle Barbera
GOLD MEDAL â€“ 2010 Eberle Sangiovese
SOMMELIER CHALLENGE RESULTS 2013
FOR THEIR FAMOUS BARBEQUES
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CRITICS GOLD 2009 CĂ´tes-du-RĂ´bles Paso Robles
$21.00 Medium to dark ruby color. Ripe fruit some
2013 CRITICS CHALLENGE
Eberle Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Black Tie Valentineâ€™s Dinner in the Caves 3ATURDAY &EBRUARY TH &EATURING #HEF 7ILLIAM #ARTER 0LAYBOY -ANSION ,OS !NGELES #! Eberle Winery welcomes good friend (and Executive Chef of Playboy Mansion West) William Carter to our annual Black Tie Valentineâ€™s Dinner in the Caves. Experience the ambiance of our caves while feasting on a meal prepared by one of the finest chefs in the country. Chef Carter is extremely talented in creating unique menus to pair with the flavors of Eberle wines. Itâ€™s definitely a dinner worth looking forward to! $150/per person, $120 Cellar Club members.
Budi Kazali Zagat Rated A â€œwine country mustâ€? attest oenophiles of this â€œunbelievable findâ€? in Ballard â€“ voted No. 1 for Food in Santa Barbara â€“ showcasing chef-owner Budi Kazaliâ€™s â€œtalent in the kitchenâ€? with â€œsophisticatedâ€? Asian-inflected New French fare crafted from â€œfreshâ€? ingredients and complemented by a lengthy list of â€œlocalâ€? vintages; the â€œintimateâ€? setting with a â€œroaring fireplaceâ€? is elevated by â€œsuperbâ€? service, making the entire â€œdining adventureâ€? an â€œextremely pleasantâ€? â€œgetaway.â€?
Wine Fest in Paso Robles! 3ATURDAY -AY Join Eberle Winery in the city park to celebrate our 32nd annual Wine Festival weekend! Visit Eberle Winery and take advantage of special sales in the Tasting Room as well. Eberle Winery is currently celebrating 35 years of fine winemaking in Paso Robles and was recently voted â€œWinery of the Yearâ€? by the 2013 Central Coast Wine Competition. Eberle Winery is located at 3810 Highway 46 East in Paso Robles, CA. 805-238-9607. www.eberlewinery.com.
Wine Fest Dinner on the Cellar Floor &RIDAY -AY &EATURING THE #RACKED #RAB 0ISMO "EACH Brace yourself for one of the best (and entertaining) dinners of your life. Eberle Winery is happy to welcome back the famous Cracked Crab to do an informal dinner on our cellar floor. Weâ€™ll roll up the doors, hire a band, tie on some bibs and enjoy the freshest seafood our county has to offer. They put the buckets on the table and we do an old fashioned crab feed. No one goes home hungry! We have to thank Mike and Kathy Lee for joining us againâ€Śand promise you itâ€™s a night of no-fuss fun. Just great food and great winesâ€”which make a perfect combination!
Zinfandel Festival &RIDAY -ARCH %BERLE 7ELCOMES #HEF "UDI +AZALI 4HE "ALLARD )NN Chef Kazali has garnered many accolades, including winning Central Coast magazineâ€™s Ultimate Chef competition in 2009. The Ballard Inn was named the best restaurant in Santa Barbara County by the review guide Zagat, which praised him for his â€œsophisticated Asian-inflected New French fare crafted from fresh ingredients.â€? Now a local celebrity with his TV show â€œThe Inn Crowdâ€? his food and personality are in the spotlight more than ever. Please join us for a Zinfandel Festival dinner in the caves with this amazing chef and find out why the locals, and the press, are amazed by his skills.
3ATURDAY $ECEMBER TH "LACK 4IE (OLIDAY $INNER IN THE #AVES #HEF TO BE ANNOUNCED &OR DINNER RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE WINERY AT OR EMAIL EVENTS EBERLEWINERYCOM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR: &RIDAY /CTOBER TH (ARVEST 7INE &ESTIVAL $INNER IN THE #AVES #HEF TO BE ANNOUNCED
Barbeque Bites by Gary and Marcy Eberle and Friends 3UNDAY -AY Itâ€™s an annual tradition. Youâ€™ve got to come to Eberle Winery and enjoy Gary and Marcyâ€™s barbeque during Wine Fest! All of our friends will be here. Gary will be in charge of the grill and his best friends will be helping out to make this a spectacular event. Look for live music, special sales in the Tasting Room, and a picnic deck overlooking the Estate vineyard so you can enjoy your lunch. Eberle Winery is located at 3810 Highway 46 East in Paso Robles, CA. 805-238-9607. www.eberlewinery.com.
2014 Guest Chef Dinners and Special Events
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Distributor info: DRINK EBERLE WINES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Wondering where to find your favorite Eberle wines? We are distributed in most states in the USA. Weâ€™d also like to say thank you to new partners who share our vision for selling fine wine. So please stop in, say â€œHiâ€? and drink whatâ€™s good in your â€˜hood.
the caves. This is what Wine Country Weddings are meant to beâ€Śand it can be yours! Eberle Winery is currently celebrating 34 years
beautiful vineyards. A wedding and reception at Eberle Winery.