December 29, 2014 | Holiday Hours
Holiday Tasting Room Schedule
- 29-Dec: 11 - 6
- 30-Dec: 11 - ?
- 31-Dec: 11 - ?
- 1-Jan: Closed; Happy New Year!
- 2-Jan: 11 - 6
- 3-Jan: 11 - 6
- 4-Jan: 11 - 6
- 5-Jan: 11 - 6
December 21, 2014 | Parmesan Shortbread
Steve's wines are great food wines, so I'm always looking for new pairings to serve in the tasting room. I stumbled on this easy-and-oh-so-tasty recipe by Marc Murphy in Food and Wine. They taste like a savory shortbread to me, with a wonderfully-crisp texture and little pockets of buttery, cheesy goodness. Not only do they shine when paired with our Viognier, but they also make a great lunchbox snack!
What You'll Need:
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups grated parmesan cheese
1 3/4 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350° and position a rack in the upper and lower third. In a medium bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter with the Parmesan and flour at low speed until a stiff dough forms. (Note: This takes a bit longer than you might expect; a glass of wine here helps things along. And, no, Marc Murphy didn't actually say this, but I'll bet he would in hindsight...)
Divide the dough into 3 pieces, then roll each piece into a 9-inch log, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Slice the logs 1/3 inch thick and arrange the slices on 2 large, nonstick baking sheets. Bake for 18 minutes, or until golden, shifting the pans halfway through baking for even browning. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to a week, assuming they last that long.
December 6, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast Best of Year Buying Guide
We are very thankful for these kind words and ratings from Matt Kettmann of Wine Enthusiast, including two Editors' Choice selections:
"Roasting meats, crackling fires, warm gingerbread and peppermint spices aren't just what winter season smells like-they're basic descriptors for Syrah and other Rhône-style blends, which make them a perfect fit for the chilly months when you're inside with friends and family, ideally around tables stocked with rich foods and hearths hot with burning embers. ...Syrah did not become California's "next big thing," as was widely predicted during the 1990s, and Central Coast Syrahs and blends are still emerging from the shadows of more popular red grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel (particularly from Paso Robles) and Pinot Noir (from most everywhere else). But when planted in special spots and treated with care, these are arguably the most dynamic and delicious wines being made on the West Coast today....Because Syrah and other Rhône varieties haven't yet reached the prices fetched by other grapes, there are deals to be had. Pay particular attention to everything being made (Rhône-style and otherwise) by Anglim, Comartin and Epiphany."
93 Anglim 2011 Syrah (Paso Robles).
This is a wine to smell all day long, with dried rose petals, violets, cigar ash and blackberry fruit chews evolving into elegant aromas. The flavors are distinct and delicious as well, with long-lingering pepper spice, plum jam and beautiful florals.
Editors' Choice. -M.K.
abv: 14.8% Price: $28
93 Anglim 2011 Hastings Ranch Vineyard Mourvedre (Paso Robles). More people
would crave Mourvèdre if it were done in this style, with light rather than heavy leather scents alongside purple fruits. Once sipped, it hits the tastebuds with blueberry soda, tobacco, licorice, black pepper and wild game, all restrained and juicy rather than
brooding and thick.
Editors' Choice. -M.K.
abv: 14.9% Price: $38
91 Anglim 2010 Best Barrel Blend Syrah-Mourvèdre (Paso Robles). Very appealing
aromas of warm strawberry-cherry pie, red licorice and red rose promise ripe juiciness in this nearly equal blend of Syrah and Mourvèdre. The palate delivers with cherry cola, and the wine almost seems sweet, yet is bone dry, with nice grippy tannins as well. -M.K.
abv: 15.5% Price: $42
90 Anglim 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Viognier (Santa Barbara County). Nicely rounded pear aromas surround lemon-lime soda and honey in the center of the nose on this refreshing, cooler-climate Viognier, which offers very pleasant flavors of peach and citrus rind. It's light-bodied and very easy going down. -M.K.
abv: 14.2% Price: $28
November 3, 2014 | Magnums for the Holidays
Magnums of our delectable Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard 2010 are now available! Order online or call us at 805-227-6813 to get yours for the holidays, or to send as gifts.
October 11, 2014 | Pioneer Day
Our tasting room will be closed Saturday, Oct. 11 in observance of Paso Robles Pioneer Day, a tradition of community rest and celebration. Join us for the parade at 10am, and dancing at Park and 12th streets at Noon, plus the annual "Bean Feed" in the park.
August 30, 2014 | Fall Winemaker's Club Alert
We will begin wine club processing next week, and shipments the week of September 8th. Please watch your email for further details, and let us know if you have information updates. Thank you!
February 28, 2014 | Spring Winemaker's Club Package Coming Soon!
We're getting ready to release our Spring 2014 package, which includes our third-ever Best Barrel Blend, plus other goodies. Shipping begins March 10; watch your email for details!
February 14, 2014 | Special Valentine's Weekend Hours
Winemaker Steve is behind the bar this weekend; special hours are:
* Friday 11am - 6pm
* Saturday 11am - 6pm
* Sunday 4pm - 6pm
(10-3:30 at Paso Rhone Rangers Experience)
* Monday 11am - 6pm
December 21, 2013 | Holiday Hours
Tasting Room Hours:
- Thursday - Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Tuesday - Wednesday by appointment
- Dec 25: Closed
- Dec 30, 2013 - Jan. 6, 2014: Closed
December 9, 2013 | Holiday Gift Packs
It's not too late to send the perfect gift! Check out our Holiday Gift Packs, featuring a delicious selection of Anglim wines, and no-charge shipping: http://bit.ly/1aP5dN1
November 22, 2013 | Holiday Shipping
It's not too late to get Anglim wines for your Thanksgiving table! Order through Sunday, Nov. 24th for regular delivery in California, or expedited Express shipping to other states.
October 5, 2013 | Special Tasting Room Hours
Anglim will be closing the tasting room at 3pm today for a family event. We will resume regular hours tomorrow, Sunday, 11am - 6pm. See you then!
July 7, 2013 | Shipping Update
Due to extreme heat across the country, all shipments are on hold. This includes California, pending a break in our Paso Robles temperatures. We are in the process of adding a priority warm-weather shipping option; details are coming! Thanks for your patience.
March 3, 2013 | Recipe: Steve's Lamb Burgers
Steve started with a 2.5 lb leg of lamb, which he deboned and cut into 1 inch cubes. Then he cut a 1lb strip steak into 1" cubes as well. He passed both through a course grinding plate (attachment to the ever-so-handy Kitchenaid Mixer), then mixed them, seasoned the mixture with salt, pepper, and ground cumin, and passed the meat through a second time. He formed it into loose patties (about 3/4" thick).
He heated his most favorite cast iron skillet until smokin' hot, then cooked the patties 2 minutes on each side until brown. He transferred them to a 450 degree oven and baked until done to our liking. Steve likes a warm red center.
Adorn as you wish. Sofia ate hers plain. Steve added grilled onions, fresh tomato, and seeded mustard. Steffanie added grilled onions, sour pickles and yogurt sauce (plain yogurt, cumin, salt and pepper).
Grab a bottle of our 2008 Grenache, and feast!
February 14, 2013 | Presidents' Day Weekend Special Hours
Celebrate your Valentine and Presidents' Day weekend with us! Winemaker Steve Anglim will be in the tasting room Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday pouring the current line-up along with a treat or two. On Sunday, Feb. 17th, the tasting room will be closed so that Steve can pour our newest Rhones at the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience, a grand tasting of over 40 local Rhone producers. Tickets are still available for the Grand Tasting; come on out and taste some barrel samples with Steve!
January 13, 2013 | Last Call!
Last call for the following Anglim favorites:
- Viognier-Roussanne Hastings Ranch Vineyard 2008
- Pinot Noir Jack Ranch Vineyard 2008
- Mourvedre Hastings Ranch 2008
- Cerise 2009
Get 'em quick!
December 23, 2012 | Special Holiday Hours
Our holiday hours are as follows:
- Monday, Dec. 24, 2012: 11am – 3pm
- Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012: Closed
- Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012: Closed
- Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012: 11am – 6pm
- Friday, Dec. 28, 2012: 11am – 6pm
- Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012: 11am – 6pm
- Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 through Monday, January 7, 2013: Closed
We wish you peace and good wine!
August 1, 2012 | Anglim Rosé in Sunset Magazine
Anglim Rosé is keeping great company in the August 2012 edition of Sunset Magazine!
June 27, 2012 | Bottling Day!
Our new syrah and Cerise are in the bottle...watch for them soon in a glass near you!
June 11, 2012 | Summer Shipping Advisory
We're moving into a hotter period here in Paso Robles. As such, shipments may be delayed pending weather. Thanks!
May 18, 2012 | Viognier and Rosé Released!
This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the Paso Robles Wine Festival, and the release of two long-awaited wines. The 2010 Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard is once again 100% viognier, with lovely sweet peaches and the great minerality we've come to expect from this Santa Maria Valley property. The 2011 Rosé is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Viognier, and tastes of strawberries, peaches, and a hint of spice. Available now in the tasting room and online!
March 17, 2012 | Recipe: Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffles
We served these delicious and easy-to-make truffles this weekend paired with our 2010 Zinfandel, and they were a hit. We used a lovely mild goat cheese, bittersweet chocolate chips, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Check out the recipe on Food Network courtesy of George Duran: Truffles
March 11, 2012 | Preview the New 2010 Zinfandel ZinFest Weekend!
We'll be previewing the new 2010 Zinfandel this coming ZinFest weekend, along with barrel samples, chocolate goat cheese truffles, and delicious new cheeses from our friends at Vivant Fine Cheese. Our weekend hours will be 10am - 6pm; stop by and see us!
October 13, 2011 | Harvest 2011 Photos
Check out this photo of a pump-over. Our Harvest 2011 to date: Roussanne and Viognier from Hastings Ranch Vineyard, and Zinfandel from St. Peter of Alcantara. Yields are very low, but the quality so far looks good!
August 15, 2011 | It's hot...but your wine is not!
If you have shipments pending with us, please note that we are on Shipping Hold this week due to extreme heat here in Paso Robles and elsewhere in the US. Check back for more updates!
June 27, 2011 | Holiday Hours
Our tasting room will be closed Monday, July 4, 2011. Happy Independence Day!
May 15, 2011 | Anglim in "Rockstar Winemakers"
VINO Magazine, a new publication focused on central coast wines and wineries, featured Anglim and a few of our friends in their debut edition; thank you! VINO
May 2, 2011 | Anglim Grenache Top 10 at Hospice du Rhone
Kind words for Anglim Grenache 2008 in this Top 10 wines list from Laura Ness of Wine Business Monthly.
HdR Top 10
April 30, 2011 | Mourvedre Top Pick of The Tasting Panel
Great story on Paso Robles wines (starting on page 95), including a great review for our Anglim Mourvedre Hastings Ranch Vineyard. The Tasting Panel
April 24, 2011 | Happy Easter!
From our family to yours, Happy Easter!
April 3, 2011 | Anglim in "Best of" Rhone Rangers San Francisco 2011
Anglim Grenache Blanc and Grenache garnered high praise from Fred Swan of NorCalWine in his "Best of" review of the Sanfrancisco Rhone Rangers tasting. Check it out: Norcalwine
March 13, 2011 | Grape-Nutz Visits Anglim
We had a great visit recently with Grape-Nutz' Eric Anderson and friends Michael and Tim; click through to read his tasting notes of our wines, along with some others from Paso Robles. Grape-Nutz
February 9, 2011 | Anglim Mourvèdre a Paso Robles top pick
Great article by writer and blogger W. Blake Gray on Paso Robles Mourvèdre, in which he refers to our Anglim Mourvèdre Hastings Ranch 2007 as "one of the best varietal versions of the grape." Thanks, Blake! Full Story: LA Times Story
January 8, 2011 | Anglim Gorgeous Port Takes Double-Gold!
Our newest Gorgeous port-style dessert wine was awarded Double-Gold at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. We'll of course be toasting with a little glass and a truffle or two!
December 30, 2010 | Anglim Holiday Hours
Our downtown Paso Robles tasting room will be open December 31st, January 1st, and January 2nd -- stop by and see us!
December 1, 2010 | New Notable Reviews for Anglim Wines
Many thanks to Jeb Dunnuck for producing a terrific review of rhone wines. If you haven't read The Rhone Report, you should; it is a comprehensive and well-written journal. And, it includes reviews of some Anglim favorites:
- 2008 Anglim Grenache Blanc Red Cedar Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles) $28,
The 2008 Anglim Grenache Blanc Red Cedar Vineyard is 100% Grenache Blanc that was fermented and aged for 6 months in French oak. The wine is ripe and round, showing apple and citrus notes on the nose. With air, it gains richness and shows a subtle honeyed character, as well as good spice, flowers, and earth. Medium to full bodied on the palate with a lush, full texture, sweet fruit, and good acidity that comes through on the finish, this fruit forward white should be consumed during its first 5 years. (88 pts.)
- 2007 Anglim Roussanne (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles) $24
Buttery and honeyed, the 2007 Anglim Roussanne is 100% Roussanne that was aged on lees for 18 months in neutral French oak. It shows a medium gold color, as well as great aromatics of baked apple pie and tropical fruits, honeycomb, buttered bread, and touches of wet river rock. These lead into a medium to full bodied wine that‟s well textured and seamless, showing sweet, round fruit and good acidity on the finish. All in all, a very well done, rich Roussanne that is drinking beautifully. (89 pts.)
- 2007 Anglim Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County) $26 An outstanding Viognier, the 2007 Anglim Viognier Bien Nacido Vineyard has classy aromatics of orange blossom, peach, vanilla custard, buttered bread, and floral notes. Perfumed and complex on the nose, it‟s medium+ bodied on the palate, showing a seamless, fat texture, moderate acidity, and long, rich finish. On the full side of the spectrum, but done very well and a joy to drink. Drink over the next year or two. (90 pts.)
- 2007 Anglim Mourvedre Hastings Ranch (USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles) $34
The only red from this estate I able to taste, the 2007 Anglim Mourvedre Hastings Ranch possesses a perfumed, peppery character with black cherry, forest floor, leather, and smoked herb aromas coming through with air. Medium bodied on the palate, with both sweet and savory flavors, the wine has a light, balanced texture, good acids, and a focused, chewy finish. Outstanding and this should drink beautifully for 8 to 10 years. (91 pts.)
November 1, 2010 | Pneumonia's Last Syrah: Buy a Case, Stop a Case
Picture a World Without Pneumonia
Pneumonia is the world’s leading killer of children. In developing countries, children need access to vaccines and medicines that can help protect them from this disease’s terrible consequences.
Buy a Case, Stop a Case
Recognizing that pneumonia can be stopped by a vaccine that costs $10, Anglim and the Rhone Rangers invite you to celebrate our commitment to donate $10 for each case of American Syrah sold to consumers in the month of November toward providing urgently needed pneumonia vaccines to children in the world’s poorest countries.
You may order a full case of our Anglim Syrah ($245 net of case discount), or take advantage of our Syrah Case Deal, in which you buy 12+ bottles of Anglim wines (any assortment), and add a case of our Syrah for only $100 more. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on wines for the holidays, and benefit a great cause.
Based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) aims to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through development and implementation of evidence-based policies. Learn more at http://www.jhsph.edu/ivac
The GAVI Alliance’s mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to vaccines in poor countries. In ten years, GAVI has vaccinated 257 million children and averted over 5 million deaths. Learn more at http://www.gavialliance.org/
A Little Background
A recent article by Eric Asimov in the New York Times began “There’s a joke going around West Coast wine circles: What’s the difference between a case of syrah and a case of pneumonia? You can get rid of the pneumonia.” As America's leading organization dedicated to the promotion of American Rhone varieties (of which Syrah is the most widely planted) Asimov's article, and the response on Huffington Post by pneumonia expert Dr. Orin Levine of Johns Hopkins Medical Center, got our attention.
We share the feeling many Rhone producers have had for years that more could be done to bring attention to this wonderful grape. So, the Rhone Rangers, in conjunction with Dr. Levine and the GAVI Alliance, have created Pneumonia’s Last Syrah. As a part of this campaign, participating Rhone Rangers wineries will contribute to GAVI $10.00 for each case of Syrah that they sell to consumers in November.
September 21, 2010 | "Wine Is..." Wins Wine Spectator Video Contest
Paso Robles' own "Wine Is …" which includes a spot by our very own Steve Anglim, wins 2010 Wine Spectator Video Contest | News | New: http://bit.ly/9kH0nU via @addthis
September 18, 2010 | Anglim Takes Top Honors & 93 pts. at Cabernet Shoot-out
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Shootout began with a series of blind tastings over a six week period as the wines were tasted in groups of 32 wines per session. The top wines were then tasted blind to determine the best of the best, and rated on a scale of hearts and points, with 4 hearts and 100 points as tops.
Here are the reviews for our Anglim 2006 Starr Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($34.00, 139 cases produced):
- Female: Four Hearts (93 points - Top Scorer) Ripe black fruit with hints of cinnamon redhots frame the captivating nose. Juicy black cherry and black currant flavors are enhanced by herbal notes. Beautiful structure and nice acidity balance the pretty fruit.
- Male: Four Hearts (91 points - Top 10): Bright well developed aromatics displaying ripe fruity and toasty oak. Very forward flavors of blackberries and cherries with cocoa/mocha accents. A very pleasing and easy to drink wine. Great finish.
Purchase Anglim Starr Ranch Cab
Check out Affairs of the Vine
September 15, 2010 | New Video: Rhone Rangers LA
Great video from the Los Angeles Rhone Rangers tasting, shot by Dan and Doug of Video on Wines!
(Keep an eye out for Steffanie...)
Rhone Rangers LA Video
August 30, 2010 | Parker Reviews: Anglim Pinot Noirs 90 pts.
In the latest issue of the Wine Advocate (#190, August 2010), Robert Parker gives 90 points to both Anglim Pinot Noirs. Here's what he has to say:
A top-notch personality is well-displayed in these two beautifully fruity, dense, and harmonious Pinot Noirs.
- The 2007 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix has loads of new saddle leather, loamy soil notes intermixed with strawberries and black cherries. Medium-bodied and elegant, it tastes like a premier cru from Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. The color is a medium/dark plum, and the wine is best drunk over the next 3-5 years. 90 points.
- Completely different stylistically is the 2007 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido. Deep garnet, with notes of dark cherries, sassafras, tobacco leaf, and earth, this medium-bodied wine builds incrementally but authoritatively on the palate. It finishes with sweet tannins and impressive richness. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. 90 points.
Thank you, Mr. Parker!
Want to try some for yourself? Purchase Pinot Noir
August 23, 2010 | Anglim on Oddball Grape
Check out this interview with Steve Anglim: OddballGrape
August 15, 2010 | Last Call: Petite Sirah (SOLD OUT)
Our 2006 Petite Sirah is going fast! This tasting room favorite from French Camp Vineyard is showing lush blueberry-raspberry fruit, pepper, and just enough tannin to remind you it's Petite Sirah. We're offering a Last Call 6-pack deal for $99 (+ tax and shipping).
June 9, 2010 | Serious Grape: Grenache Blanc
From Serious Grape:
Today we wind up our Grenache series with six wines made from Grenache Blanc...Our favorite of the bunch, though, was definitely Anglim Winery's 2008 Red Cedar Vineyard Grenache Blanc.
Serious Grape: Grenache Blanc
June 3, 2010 | Anglim Grenache...& Grins!
Some kind words about our Grenache. Thanks, Laura...glad we helped with the grin! Her Vineness on Wine June/July
March 20, 2010 | Anglim Pinots Feeling the Love
We are feeling the love from the folks at Affairs of the Vine! In the 8th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout, our 2007 Bien Nacido received 4 hearts, and the 2007 Fiddlestix 3 hearts. both wines were described as well-structured and age-worthy. Thank you!
February 13, 2010 | Kudos for Anglim Mourvedre
Our Anglim 2007 Mourvedre - Hastings Ranch Vineyard (our first varietal Mourvedre) is again receiving positive wine reviews!
- James Laube of Wine Spectator described the wine as "Firm and spicy, medium-to-full-bodied, notably peppery, with dried berry fruit and subtle earthy touches. This is elegant and stylish. 88 points."
- Tanzer's Josh Raynolds described it as "Fresh red berries and cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of dried flowers and licorice. Juicy, fresh red fruit flavors are framed by silky tannins and given lift by zesty minerality...This wine avoids the hardness that plagues many examples of this variety. 90 points."
Want to know what all the fuss is about? Order some today: Buy Mourvedre
February 5, 2010 | Anglim Monday Night Supper at Artisan
Anglim will be joining Ecluse wines for an Artisan Monday Night Supper featuring our new Zinfandel, and Ecluse's Zinfandel-based blend, plus a special barrel sample or two. $38pp + wine flight ($tbd). For reservations: Artisan Paso Robles or (805) 237-8084.
February 5, 2010 | Anglim Valentine's Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing
Visit our downtown Paso Robles tasting room for a Valentine's Day weekend special pairing of Anglim wines with gourmet cheese and chocolate treats. Enjoy delights such as dark chocolate & brie panini and chocolate-goat cheese truffles paired with Anglim limited-release Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Zinfandel, and more. 12pm - 4pm; $5 per person includes limited release tasting.
February 1, 2010 | February Featured Wine: Syrah
During the month of February, enjoy an additional 15% savings on our 2005 Syrah. This rich and smooth syrah is a blend from 2 Paso Robles vineyards, showing tobacco and blackberry with a hint of spice. syrah lovers: check out our special $100 case deal too!
January 10, 2010 | January Featured Wine: Grenache
Our 2006 Grenache is loaded with cherry, raspberry, and spice, balanced by a nice smokiness on the nose. It was just honored with a GOLD medal from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine competition as well! Rediscover Grenache, and enjoy an extra 15% off this wine during the month of January. Wine Shop
January 8, 2010 | San Francisco Chronicle Honors
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition recently honored Anglim with gold medals for our 2006 Grenache and 2007 Pinot Noir - Fiddlestix Vineyard, and a Silver for our 2007 Viognier - Bien Nacido Vineyard. Thank you judges!
January 7, 2010 | Touch Down Town Football is Back!
Back by popular demand: Touch Down Town Progressive Football - Post Season Edition! Check out details on our events page...
December 14, 2009 | Anglim Holiday Gift Packs...Shipping Included!
Check out our Holiday Gift Packs, and take advantage of super prices PLUS shipping included, now through December 31st. Shopping and party-planning have never been easier!
October 15, 2009 | Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend
We're kicking off Harvest Wine Weekend at Anglim with our newest releases: Grenache Blanc and Mourvedre! Plus, join us downtown this weekend for tastings of our small-production Pinot Noirs, plus barrel samples of the long-awaited Cabernets. Oh, and we'll have some case specials too, including the rock-star Syrah case deal!
October 13, 2009 | Hastings Mourvedre Picked
We brought in the Hastings Ranch mourvedre just before the rains hit, and put daughter Stephanie to work on the sorting table -- a little something we call family fun!
Stop in the tasting room this weekend to taste the 2007 Hastings Ranch Vineyard Mourvedre -- our first 100% Mourvedre, and proving to be a crowd favorite!
October 8, 2009 | Bien Nacido Viognier is in
Anglim Bien Nacido viognier came in today at well under 1 ton per acre. Beautiful small clusters, color, and flavors. Steve pressed today; cold settling tonight.
September 28, 2009 | Picking Fiddlestix Pinot Noir
The 2009 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir is in, and looking pristine as always. Flavors and color both look excellent!
September 23, 2009 | Grenache in!
Picked Vista Creek Vineyard grenache today. Flavors are great! Fruit is soaking on malbec skins as we speak.
September 22, 2009 | 1st Anglim fruit is in!
We picked Hasting Ranch Vineyard Roussanne & Viognier today for our "field blend" dessert wine -- out frist-ever white dessert wine. We'll see how it goes...
September 18, 2009 | This Week's California Wine Month Pairing Pack
Visit Anglim's downtown Paso Robles tasting room for California Wine Month wine & cheese pairings featuring Anglim wines and California artisanal cheeses. This week's Pairing Package celebrates cousins:
- 2005 Syrah (98% Syrah, 2% Viognier) with Pozo Tomme, arich, nutty raw sheep's milk from Rinconada Dairy in Santa Margarita, and
- 2006 Petite Sirah - French Camp Vineyard with creamy Truffle Chevre from Paso Robles Cheese Co.
The Pairing Pack includes 3 bottles of each wine and a wedge of each cheese for $144 ($115.20 for wine club). Pairing Packs are available in the tasting room or online!
September 17, 2009 | Now Featuring: Artist Carol Timson Ball
Stop by the tasting room for a look at the newest landscape pastels from Carol Timson Ball. This local artist does really beautiful work! On display now through September 30th.
September 9, 2009 | Week 2: CA Wine Month Wine & Cheese Pairing
Visit Anglim's downtown Paso Robles tasting room for California Wine Month wine & cheese pairings that celebrate the Golden State. Week 2's Pairing Package celebrates rhône-style blends and central coast cheeses:
- 2006 Cameo (Marsanne / Roussanne / Viognier white blend) with Tulare Cannonball, an edam-style cheese from Bravo Farms, and
- 2006 Cerise (Mourvedre / Grenache / syrah / Viognier red blend) with Goat Gouda, a a slightly nutty semi-hard cheese from Central Coast Creamery.
The Pairing Pack includes 3 bottles of each wine and a quarter pound of each cheese for $144 ($115.20 for wine club). Pairing Packs are available in the tasting room or online!
September 1, 2009 | California Wine Month Wine & Cheese Pairings
Sept. 1st - 30th, join Steve & Steffanie Anglim at our downtown Paso Robles tasting room for California Wine Month wine & cheese pairings that celebrate the Golden State. Each week we'll feature two artisan California cheeses from Vivant fine Cheese expertly matched with two Anglim wines & packaged at special discounts. Sample these fine local cheeses along with our boutique wines, and enjoy a taste of California!
Our first Pairing Package celebrates Grenache matched with two delightfully creamy cheeses:
- 2008 Rosé (a grenache-based blend) with Mt. Tam, a triple-cream from Cowgirl Creamery, and
- 2006 Grenache with Carmody, a semi-soft jersey cow cheese from Bellwether Farms.
The Pairing Pack includes 3 bottles each of the Rose and Grenache, and a quarter pound of each cheese for $117 ($93.60 for wine club). Pairing Packs are available in the tasting room or online!
July 12, 2009 | Anglim Roussanne Featured
Anglim Roussanne was featured at the Central Coast Wine Classic as part of the Roussane & Marsanne Symposium, along with Alban, Buttonwood, Clos Solene, Curtis, Michaud, Qupe, Stolpman, Tablas Creek, Treana, and Zaca Mesa. For more information: Central Coast Wine Classic
June 6, 2009 | Anglim Winemaker's Club Package Released
The Spring 2009 Winemaker's Club package is now being released, and includes 4 exciting new wines:
- 2007 Viognier - Bien Nacido Vineyard
- 2007 Pinot Noir - Bien Nacido Vineyard
- 2007 Pinot Noir - Fiddlestix Vineyard
- 2008 Rose
Watch for it!
May 14, 2009 | Wine Festival Weekend: Great Food, Great Wine, and a Great Cause! Wellness Community Fundraiser
“Great Food, Great Wine and a Great Cause” is the theme of this year’s fundraiser brunch for the Wellness Community, hosted by Anglim Winery on Sunday, May 17 from 10am-6pm. “We have a special connection to the Wellness Community and are happy to help support the non-profit cancer support agency. We will be donating 50% of the weekend sales from our 2008 Rosé and 2003 Reserve Syrah Best Barrel Blend, and 100% of the fee from our Festival Brunch, which is $5 per person, and available Sunday from 10am until it’s gone!” explained, Steffanie Anglim.
The Wellness Community is a non-profit cancer support organization that offers free, professionally facilitated programs of support, education, and hope for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved one. “Our hope is to continue to grow this event and do what we can to help raise funds and awareness for the Wellness Community, ” explained Steffanie Anglim, owner. “Anglim’s generosity and commitment to helping people with cancer is so appreciated by everyone at The Wellness Community,” stated Christie Kelly, TWC’s Executive Director. “Plus, our supporters will thoroughly enjoy the great food, wine and atmosphere.”
For more information about The Wellness Community’s free cancer support programs in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties, please call 805-238-4411. For more information about Anglim Winery and Wine Festival weekend events: (805) 227-6813 or www.anglimwinery.com.
May 13, 2009 | Anglim Now on Twitter
Follow us on Twitter for the truly current happenings at Anglim! http://twitter.com/anglimwinery.
February 15, 2009 | Anglim Now on Facebook
We are finally joining the 21st century! Look for Anglim Winery on Facebook, and become a friend!
January 23, 2009 | Wine Spectator Praise for Anglim Grenache
Here is the latest praise for the Anglim 2006 Grenache from James Laube of Wine Spectator: "An elegant style, with spicy raspberry and wild berry fruit that's full-bodied and well-proportioned, ending with a pleasant touch of earth and citrus. Drink now through 2012. 611 cases made. Scored 88 points --JL (Feb 28, 2009)"
This recognition of Anglim Winery is a nice addition to that received for our Rhône varities from Robert Parker earlier in the year, including selection of this Grenache (along with the 2006 Viognier) as a "California Top Value Wine."
Many thanks to Mr. Laube for the kind review!
January 10, 2009 | New Upcoming Wine Dinners
Check our events section for new wine dinners this monrth and next!
December 31, 2008 | Happy New Year!
All of us at Anglim wish you a wonderful holiday and a prosperous 2009!
December 21, 2008 | IMPORTANT Shipping Dates
Please note that UPS will not be picking up any shipments December 25 or 26; as such, orders for New Year's Eve being shipped outside California should be shipped no later than Dec. 24th to avoid express delivery charges. Orders for shipment within California should be received by Monday, December 29th before 2pm. Thank you!
December 6, 2008 | Anglim Holiday Gift Packs
We're getting into the holiday spirit here at Anglim with three gift sets showcasing our Rhône varietals and blends at special holiday prices -- plus FREE shipping. Choose a 3, 6, or 12-bottle assortment, each including Winemaker tasting notes and a personalized, hand-written card. AND, if your total order includes 12 bottles or more, we're offering a true steal -- a case of our 2004 Syrah for only $100! That's just $8.33 per bottle...I know -- too much eggnog...
Orders may be placed on our website or by telephone at (805) 227-6813.
Need to send Corporate gifts? Let us help you customize a package for your business, from personalized notes to collateral and more. Call Steffanie at (805) 227-6813 for details.
Steve and Steffanie Anglim
November 12, 2008 | Anglim 90 Points!
Anglim received some terrific reviews from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar in the Nov/Dec. 2008 - Focus on the Central Coast issue:
- 2006 Anglim Winery Cerise French Camp Vineyard Paso Robles ($24; 39% mourvedre, 32% grenache, 25% syrah and 4% viognier) "...Exotically perfumed bouquet of red berries, incense, blood orange and apricot(!). Tangy and pure...There's an elegance and precision here that reminded me of pinot noir." Scored 90.
- 2005 Anglim Winery Grenache Paso Robles ($24) "..Spicy red berries and cherry on the nose, with subtle floral and smoked meat nuances. Pinot noir-like in texture, with silky red berry flavors, gentle tannins and slow-building warmth." Scored 88
- 2005 Anglim Winery Best Barrel Blend Paso Robles ($32; 45% each of mourvedre and syrah, with 10% grenache) "...Smoky, perfumed bouquet of blackberry, cassis, dried flowers and musky herbs. Juicy dark berry flavors are suave and surprisingly understated...This is quite sexy." Scored 90.
October 27, 2008 | Fall Winemaker's Club Package Released!
Our Fall 2008 Winemaker's Club package is shipping this week, and wll be available for pick-up at the tasting room beginning Friday, October 31st. For those that have been waiting patiently, we're pleased to reveal that the 2006 Gorgeous late-harvest, port-style Syrah will be in the mix, along with our newest Grenache (a Wine Advocate "Top California Value Wine"), Roussanne, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and new Rhone blend called Cerise. Packages include a special "treat" from our newest Club partner; call the tasting room for details!
Not yet a member? Click here to find out more!
October 13, 2008 | Anglim Library Tasting Announced
Harvest Wine Weekend starts October 17th, and we're all celebrating! Anglim will be open 10am - 6pm throughout the weekend. On Friday, October 17, we're opening the library for a very limited tasting of our inaugural 2002 vintage, the ever-popular 2003 Syrahs, and even a bottle or two of our first release of the Fiddlestix Pinot Noir. Steve might even dig out some home wines just for fun...You do not want to miss this! $5 per person; complimentary for Winemaker's Club. For more information on the weekend festivities, see our Events listing or call us at (805) 227-6813.
September 8, 2008 | Anglim Makes Parker's "Top Value Wines in California"
Anglim's 2006 Viognier - Bien Nacido Vineyard and 2006 Grenache made Robert Parker's list of Top Value Wines in California" in the newest edition of The Wine Advocate (#178). Both wines retail for $24, and are available direct from the winery and at select retailers and restaurants.
August 28, 2008 | Praise for Anglim Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator editor James Laube reviewed the Anglim 2006 Pinot Noir - Fiddlestix Vineyard for the September Pinot Noir Report, and had the following to say:
"Savory fresh earth, clay, dried cherry and wild berry fruit is balanced and complex, with touches of anise, sage and mineral. Very complete. Drink now through 2011. 151 cases made. –JL"
The score of 87 points is the highest rating given to a Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir for the 2006 vintage, and one of the highest overall for the South County. Thank you, Mr. Laube!
July 15, 2008 | New Wine Releases
Announcing the new releases of our much anticipated 2007 Rosé of Pinot Noir and our 2006 Zinfandel-St. Peter of Alcantara, as well as "last call" for our 2005 Petite Sirah!
- Our 2007 Rosé of Pinot Noir is a beautifully fresh and floral dry rosé from the Fiddlestix and Bien Nacido Vineyards, showing cherry, strawberry, violets and a hint of spice. With only 56 cases produced and 14 of those already on their way to Georgia, consider this your first and potentially last call.
Price: $15/bottle, $153/case (15% discount) Club: $12/bottle, $144/case
- Our 2006 Zinfandel-St. Peter of Alcantara is richer and darker than the 2005, with smokey overtones, black plum, currant and spice. Steffanie calls it "brooding..."
Price: $24/bottle, $244.80/case (15% discount)Club: $19.20/bottle, $230.40/case
- Finally, we're down to less than 20 cases of our 2005 Petite Sirah. If you recall, this wine tastes of cedar, black cherries and black pepper; Steffanie thinks she smells cumin too... A fun value wine for those summer BBQs.
Price: $18/bottle, $172.80/case (15% discount)Club: $14.40/bottle, $172.80/case
July 1, 2008 | Anglim Accolades
Anglim earned high marks for several current releases in the recent issues of The Wine Advocate:
- 2006 Viognier - Bien Nacido Vyd, 90 points
- 2006 Cameo, 89 points
- 2005 Best Barrel Blend, 86 points
As always, we are thrilled to be included among the Central Coast Rhone Rangers reviewed by Mr. Parker, and appreciate the kind feedback!
June 23, 2008 | Anglim Earns Gold
Anglim earned gold medals for our 2005 Zinfandel and 2005 Grenache at the 2008 San Francisco International Wine Competition, one of the largest and most prestigious competitions held. Thank you, judges!
April 12, 2008 | Winemaker's Club Spring 2008 Release
The Spring 2008 Winemaker's Club package will begin shipping next week, April 14th. The package includes:
- 2006 Cameo (Rhone white blend)
- 2006 Viognier - Bien Nacido Vineyard
- 2005 Best Barrel Blend (Rhone red blend)
- 2005 Cabernet Franc
- 2006 Pinot Noir - Fiddlestix Vineyard
Club members will receive special pre-release pricing on the Pinot Noir now through May 15th, 2008. For details, please call Steffanie or Maren at (805) 227-6813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To join, click here.
January 20, 2008 | San Francisco Chronicle Honors
Anglim received a "perfect score" at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, with all wines submitted receiving medals, including a Gold for our 2005 Viognier - Fralich Vineyard. Thank you to all who judged! You can taste our medal-winning wines at the Chronicle Public Tasting on February 16th at Fort Mason. For complete results and ticket information: www.winejudging.com
January 17, 2008 | Appellation America Viognier Review
Wine writer and judge Laura Ness has kind words for the Anglim 2005 Viognier - Bien Nacido Vineyard. Read the review
January 1, 2008 | Happy New Year!
Wishing you health, happiness, and great wine in 2008!
December 16, 2007 | Special Holiday Hours
Anglim Holiday Hours:
- Dec. 23: 12pm - 5:30pm
- Dec. 24: 11am - 3pm
- Dec. 25 - 26: Closed
- Dec. 27 - 29: 11am - 5:30pm
- Dec. 30: 12pm - 5:30pm
- Dec. 31 - Jan 2: Closed
- Jan. 3: Resume normal hours Thursday - Monday 11am - 5:30pm except Sundays 12pm - 5:30pm
August 7, 2007 | Roussanne Media Mention
Seems that Mr. Laube stumbled upon our Anglim 2005 Roussanne at the Carneros Inn in Napa, noting: "This was my first introduction to this rich, spicy ginger- and citrus-laced wine, and it was one of the best I've had." We're of course pleased that he liked it...
For the full post, log on to www.winespectator.com and go to Blogs for James Laube Unfined; must be a subscriber.
June 25, 2007 | Recent Praise for Anglim Wines
Anglim wines have received some favorables and notable reviews of late. Check out the nice write-up by Dr. Deb at Good Wine Under $20, as well as:
- 2006 Rosé - 90 points from Ken's Wine Guide; 89 points from Anthony Dias Blue
- 2005 Viognier - Fralich Vineyard - Gold medal, Orange County Fair
- 2004 Syrah - 90 points from Ken's Wine Guide;
May 23, 2007 | Anglim Wine Festival Photos
What a party! Thanks to all who stopped by to see us, both in the park and the tasting room. And special thanks to the 2007 Anglim "Crew": Carol, Gerry, Rick, Barb, Pete, Teresa, Chris, Angi, Maren and Sofia. We had a great time! Check out some pictures: Photos
May 11, 2007 | Anglim on What's Cookin' on Wine
Winemaker Steve Anglim will appear on May 11 on the nationally-sydicated radio program, What's Cookin' on Wine. Join Sommelier and General Manager of the Napa Rose Restaurant, Michael Jordan, and legendary wine Journalist Robert Lawrence Balzer, as they discuss the finest wines from around the globe. Broadcasting live from the Napa Rose restaurant at the Disneyland California Resort in Anaheim, Fridays 6-7pm PST. for more information, and to listen on-line: http://www.crni.net.
April 10, 2007 | Anglim Wines Now Available in Georgia
Anglim Winery is pleased to announce that Ultimate Distributors of Atlanta, Georgia will now represent the winery in Georgia distribution. “Ultimate possesses the right combination of expertise and experience, coupled with a shared passion for fine wine,” said owner and winemaker Steve Anglim. "We're very excited to have our wines represented in Georgia." For more information on availability of Anglim wines in Georgia, contact Ultimate Distributors at 404.355.9893 or http:///www.ultimatedistributors.com.
March 14, 2007 | Anglim Previews First Zinfandel
Anglim will preview barrel samples of its first production Zinfandel this weekend in conjunction with the Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival. Winemaker Steve Anglim will be pouring barrel samples of three blends, and allowing visitors to vote for their favorite. One lucky voter will win a free case of the final blend.
Taste the new Zin and other Anglim offerings at their downtown tasting room (8th and Pine Streets), and at the Zinfandel Festival Grand Tasting.
February 10, 2007 | Anglim Hits the Road
Winemaker Steve Anglim will spend February on the road at tastings and dinners across the US. See our Events section for more information.
November 15, 2006 | Anglim Does San Diego
Anglim Winery spent a week in San Diego in conjunction with the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, doing everything from tastings to cooking seminars and delicious winemaker dinners. Thank you to all who attended! Events (and the fantastic menus) are below; we encourage you to visit these restaurants when you are in the area.
Cuvee Winemaker Dinner: Winemaker Steve Anglim was on hand at Cuvee, Del Mar (858-259-5878 or http://www.cuveerestaurant.com) for a sumptuous wine country meal paired with Anglim wines. The Menu:
- Ahi Poke w/Pears, shiso, soy and scallion over crispy wonton - Anglim ’04 Santa Barbara Viognier
- California Seafood Stew w/shrimp, scallops, and swordfish - Anglim ’05 Rose’ of Syrah
- Chipotle marinated duck breast over cranberry bean, corn and potato succotash - Anglim ’04 Grenache
- Braised lamb shank with wild mushroom risotto - Anglim ’03 Fralich Syrah
- Chocolate Bread Pudding - Anglim ’04 Late Harvest Syrah
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Cooking Class - Autumn Harvest with Chef Augie: Anglim was fortunate to pair with Chef Augie Saucedo of The Shores Restaurant La Jolla (858-456-0600 or http://www.theshoresrestaurant.com) in a cooking demonstration of harvest foods. The Menu:
- Baked Brie Stuffed Portobello Mushroom: Red Onion Grape Marmalade, Spoon Spinach, Prosciutto (Anglim 2005 Roussanne)
- Garlic Studded Roast Leg of Lamb: Goat Cheese Twice Baked Potato, Warm Green Bean Salad with Honey Glazed Shallots, Cardamom Sauce (Anglim 2003 Reserve Syrah - Best Barrel Blend)
- Apple Blackberry Cobbler Crunch (Anglim 2005 Viognier - Bien Nacido Vineyard)
Firefly Winemaker Dinner: A pairing of Firefly Grill & Winebar's (760-635-1066 or http://www.fireflygrillandwinebar.com) delicious "bites" with Anglim wines.
Azul Winemaker Dinner: Located on fashionable Prospect Street, Azul La Jolla (858-454-9616 or http://www.azul-lajolla.com) offers some of the best views and finest dining in Southern California, and was recently named an Award of Excellence winner by Wine Spectator. The Menu
- First Course, paired with Roussanne 2005, Paso Robles: Lemongrass Cured Salmon Grav Lax & Goat Cheese Terrine with Cinnamon Apple Slaw
- Second Course, paired with Viognier 2003, Fralich Vineyards: Fennel Crusted Atlantic Sea Scallops with Arugula Salad & Pineapple Carpaccio
- Intermezzo: Mojito Lime Sorbet
- Third Course, paired with Rosé of Syrah 2005, Paso Robles: Prosciutto Wrapped Quail with Ginger Apricot Bruschetta & Strawberry Balsamic Saba
- Fourth Course, paired with Grenache 2004, Paso Robles: Mustard Crusted Lamb Loin with Morel Mushrooms & Black Current Glace
- Entrée, paired with Syrah 2003, Fralich Vineyards: Cocoa Braised Short-Ribs with Maple Mashed Potatoes & Nutmeg Roasted Root Vegetables
- Dessert, paired with 2004 Late Harvest Syrah: Cuban Chocolate Pot De Creme with Black Cherry Syrup & Vanilla Bean Shortbread
October 31, 2006 | Roussanne Scores 90
The 2005 Anglim Roussanne received a very nice review from Anthony Dias Blue in Patterson's Beverage Journal (October 2006), scoring 90 points.
September 26, 2006 | IWR Praises Anglim Syrahs
The International Wine Review gave high marks to all three Anglim syrahs. The 2003 Syrah - Fralich Vyd. received a score of 89 points, and was described as a "light-bodied offering of ripe red currant fruit and savory spices." The 2003 Syrah - French Camp Vyd. (88 pts.) was recognized for it "sweet blueberry and blackberry bouquet...richly textured mouth feel...and smoky oak nuances on the finish." The 2003 Reserve Syrah - Best Barrel Blend scored 90 points for its "medium-bodied palate of lovely black and cassis fruits, notes of pepper and vanilla bean, outstanding balance and a solid finish." For the full review, and a terrific discussion of California syrah, see: International Wine Review Report #4 Syrah: California and the Northwest-Red, Hot and Cool. (www.i-winereview.com)
July 17, 2006 | Two Anglim Wines in Top 20
805 Living's tasting panel selected not one but two Anglim wines as part of their Top 20. The Anglim 2004 Roussanne was described as "elegant and balanced." Of the 2003 Reserve Syrah - Best Barrel Blend, they said: "...this full-bodied red is 'balanced with a hint of chocolate.' It also features a nice long finish. Drink it now. Drink it later. Doesn't really matter because it'll only get better with time." For the full article, see the June 2006 issue of 805 Living, page 110.
June 30, 2006 | Gourmet Magazine Praises Anglim Roussanne
Described as "both discreet and exquisite" the 2004 Anglim Roussanne was among a small group of wines recommended for pairing with Gourmet's Simply Seasonal Menu of grilled salmon (Gourmet, July 2006, pg. 68). Thank you to Gerald Asher and all the folks at Gourmet!
June 7, 2006 | Anglim Reserve Syrah Wins Critics Platinum!
Anglim Winery's 2003 Syrah - Best Barrel Blend Reserve was awarded a Critics Platinum in the 2006 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition. Judge Leslie Sbrocco described the wine as "Red hot Syrah! Old-world elegance with earthy complexity, a peppery kick and fresh red berry fruit notes." Thank you, Leslie, and all the judges at Critics Challenge!
Other Anglim Wines were also honored, including: 2003 Grenache - Critics Platinum (sold out); 2003 Syrah - French Camp Vineyard - Critics Gold.
May 20, 2006 | Anglim Wine Festival is a Family Affair
As in year's past, Paso Robles Wine Festival weekend was truly a family affair at Anglim Winery. Steffanie's family flew in from literally all over the country to pour wine in the park and at the tasting room. After a raucous Winemaker dinner Friday night, the crew work long and hard Saturday showcasing Anglim wines to both new and returning customers. Special thanks to Mom & Dad, Kevin & Shanacee, Peter & Teresa, Penny, and Chris for their hard work and great company!
May 15, 2006 | Anglim Scores Double Gold!
Anglim's 2003 Syrah - Best Barrel Blend Reserve was awarded a Double Gold medal at Vineyard & Winery Management magazine's West Coast Wine Competition. With a field of over 1,680 entries from California to Australia, the judges awarded a total of 33 Double Gold, 160 Gold, 507 Silver, and 426 Bronze medals. Three other Anglim wines also received honors.
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