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Gary Eberle, after finishing his work at U.C. Davis, moved to Paso Robles and began his career by co-founding the Estrella River Winery in 1973 (now Meridian Vineyards & Winery). After several successful years at Estrella River, Eberle refocused his attention and desire to produce premium, small production wines. Moving only a few miles towards downtown Paso Robles, Eberle soon started his own prestigious label which debuted officially in 1982 with the release of Eberle’s flagship wine, the 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Eberle Winery turns out about 25,000 cases a year and their Cabernet Sauvignon still leads the way.

Eberle 2011 Chardonnay

Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 15-20

Review:

Aromas of pineapple, lemon, and Asian pear meld with notes of creamy oak on the nose. Flavors of pear, citrus and tropical fruit emerge on the palate along with a hint of oak. A fairly bright Chardonnay, with a pleasant rounded mouthfeel, if you like a balance of acidity and buttery, this is a bottle to try.

Rating: 86

Eberle 2011 Viognier

Grape(s): 100% Viognier

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 20-25

Review:

A bouquet of tropical fruit, orange-blossoms, and sweet spice rises up from a glass. A sip delivers flavors of pineapple, apricot, and tangerine along with floral highlights. A bright, round wine with a fresh acidity, fans of lively, floral whites should give this bottle a try. 1,644 cases prodced.

Rating: 88

Eberle 2011 Muscat Canelli

Grape(s): 100% Muscat Canelli

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 10-15

Review:

Swirl a glass and take in aromas of honeydew, peach, and apricot along with honey and floral suggestions. Peach, apricot, and tropical fruit flavors emerge on the palate accented by notes of honey and orange blossoms. A semi-sweet wine, that’s rich and fairly crisp, fans of bright, friendly whites with a bit of sweetness will enjoy this bottle.

Rating: 90

Eberle 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 30-35

Review:

Aromatics of blackberries, plums, and currants mingle with notes of chocolate and sweet oak on the nose. Flavors of blackberry, cherry, and plum come together with nuances of dark chocolate and toasty oak on the palate. A lush, mouth-filling Cabernet, fans of rich, fruit driven reds will enjoy this bottle very much. 1,981 cases produced.

Rating: 90

Eberle 2008 Cotes-du-Robles

Grape(s): 35% Grenache, 34% Mourvedre, and 31% Syrah

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 20-25

Review:

Strawberry and cherry aromas along with suggestions of spice and smokey oak rise up from a glass. Dried cherries and strawberries meld with notes of pepper, dusty earth, and oak on the palate. A lighter, dry wine, fans of red fruit and spice should give this bottle a try.

Rating: 88

Eberle 2009 Zinfandel

Grape(s): 100% Zinfandel

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 25-30

Review:

A bouquet of red berries, pepper, and cedar greets the senses. The palate delivers flavors strawberry, raspberry, and boysenberry with accents spice, cedar, and earth. A light yet lively wine that fans of fruity, spices wines will enjoy.

Rating: 89