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Castoro Bubbly is Here!

We can finally say that our Castoro Cellars Bubbly has arrived! This sparkling Brut wine is made in the traditional Methode Champenoise style and is sure to tantalize your taste buds! This is a dry sparkling wine with a crisp finish and is perfect for any celebration, special occasion or good old-fashioned relaxation.

I first had the opportunity to try the wine about a week ago and I was very impressed and pleased with the quality. I don’t often drink sparkling wines and when I do I prefer them to be dry. This wine is refreshingly dry while keeping a very nice acidity and flavor profile. Being made in the traditional style, the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle, which gives it an authentic and natural effervescence.

The blend is 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and won Double Gold at the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Tasting notes for the wine include: Citrus, Pear, and floral aromas with a hint of yeast. The fine mousse brings forth the light citrus- smooth and round in the mouth. Finish is crisp with a note of grapefruit.

The Brut will be available at our Tasting Room only for $30.00 a bottle. Stop by when you can and give this exciting new wine a try!



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A Very Happy New Year!

Since I am writing this and you are reading it, I guess we’ve both survived the new year and that is pretty exciting stuff! No apocalypse or fiscal free fall, just a good old fashioned new year spent with friends and family. As usual, the Udsen family brought in the new year by hitting the slopes and getting in some quality mountain time. There really is something special about a “white Christmas” and we don’t get many of those in Paso Robles.

This year was especially good in the mountains with lots of snow falling throughout the Holiday and our freshly bottled 2011 Zinfusion in stock at the cabin to wind down the nights. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, we’ve got a lot to be excited for in the coming year/s and over the Holidays we had plenty of time to reflect on our progress, our goals and our mission. After nearly 30 years we still feel a deep connection with the principles the company was founded on and we look forward to constantly improving in all that we do.

If you haven’t already, head over to the tasting room for a post Holiday decompression and check out our new reserve labels, if you’re lucky they may even have our new Zinfusion (no guarantees)!!

From our family to yours we wish you all the best in the New Year and we look forward to bringing you even better wine in 2013!