Give Paso Robles wines a try

Everyone knows about Napa and Sonoma, but being a relatively unschooled wine drinker I'd never heard much about their southern cousin, Paso Robles. This region has some outstanding wineries and here are a few we discovered. Um, yes the bottles are all empty. As much as I'd like to say it's because the sunlight streaming through the bottles makes for a better photograph, the truth is we drank them. My two favorites were the Edward Sellers Cuvee Des Cinq (tastes like a Rhone wine you get in Lyon, France—which is a good thing) and the Pianetta Sangiovese.