Family-run Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard with views of the Salinas Valley. Pinot noir.Soledad, CA
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"Put your nose to the test..." reads a sign, at Paraiso Vineyards Tasting Room, inviting you to see how many aromas you can identify in your wine. Marshmallow, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cherries, chocolate, licorice. I sip, close my eyes, and stick my nose in a glass. Inhale. Nope. Another glass, another deep breath. Yes! Glasses clink, patrons laugh, and one happy winner of the cornhole toss shouts triumphantly. It's the River Road Wine Trail Valentine Passport event. I can visit all fourteen local vineyards today. But, why? Everything I have is right here: great views, fabulous wines, barbequed tri-tip with grilled onions, fancy chocolates, and my Valentine.February 15, 2012 Like Add a Comment