Posts Tagged Christian Lazo

2007 Christian Lazo Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles

Opaque dark crimson color, beginning to lighten around the edges. The pretty, perfumed nose delivers dark flowers, black plum, dried cranberry, cigar box spices, and a note of chocolate. These flavors follow through in the mouth, where it gains a... Read more

Off the Pavement in Paso: Christian Lazo Winery

By Glen Frederiksen I promised myself that this August that I would take a real vacation on the Central Coast of California. Last year, I went to (and wrote up) some 20 wineries from the Santa Rita Hills to the Santa Lucia Highlands 250 miles to... Read more

2011 Christian Lazo Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Opaque dark crimson color. Varietal aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, and a smidge of blueberry are accented by notes of black pepper and a dash of bittersweet chocolate. The medium-grained tannins are prominent after midpalate. This is a red... Read more

2011 Christian Lazo ‘g salvadora’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Transluscent dusty ruby hue. Initial scents of milk chocolate and menthol/mint mix with moderate red fruits. Supple in the mouth, where the fruit sweetens up. There is a fair amount of grip past mid-palate, with an echo of the fruit at the... Read more

2011 Christian Lazo ‘g salvadora’ red table wine, California

Transluscent ruby color. This is a blend of Barbera and Petite Sirah. Pretty spicebox aromas lead to peppery red berry fruit. In the mouth, it gains notes of clove and citrus. Some fine-grained, earthy tannins pop up towards the finish. This is a... Read more

August 3: Paso Robles

By Glen Frederiksen Tectonic plates and the Ring of Fire. This is what I think of every time I come to Paso Robles. And I make sure I have a full tank of gas. What am I talking about? Just that California is a hotbed of geothermal and seismic... Read more

2009 Christian Lazo Zinfandel, Paso Robles

Other than the fact that this comes in a 375-ml bottle (and sports a hefty 18.3% alcohol level), there is nothing to indicate that this is a fortified, dessert-style Zinfandel. But, what the heck — it’s delicious! Nearly opaque dark ruby color.... Read more

2010 Christian Lazo Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Opaque black/purple color. The nose oozes blackberry cream, pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) and pectin. Flavors follow through in the mouth. Structured tannins are there, but don’t detract. Enjoy now with a Santa Maria smoked tri-tip steak. Retail... Read more

2009 Christian Lazo Zinfandel, Paso Robles

This Zin, translucent ruby in hue, includes 10% Petite Sirah in the blend. In the nose, intriguing dark flowers (roses? violets?) lead to cinnamon-tinged raspberry and sharp pomegranate, with a note of brown sugar. There are some silty tannins at... Read more

2009 Christian Lazo Barbera, Paso Robles

Translucent light plum color. Light cinnamon/clove woodspice frames blackberry, plum and pomegranate fruit. The wine is sweet and savory in the mouth, picking up an olive note. Retail Price: $25 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more