From Alsatian whites and delicate Pinot Noirs to full-bodied Cabs and Petite Sirahs, Tom Lane is a master of many styles of wine.
Paso Robles (AVA)
Doing the Paso Robles Paso Doble
at Bianchi Winery
Is Petite Sirah or Cabernet Sauvignon the signature grape in Paso Robles? Is it Zinfandel or Syrah? There's always a two-step dance to selecting the best varietal in Paso Robles and, that being the case, Tom Lane, winemaker at Bianchi Winery, is a great 'dancer.'
July 9, 2008
has so far been very, very good to Tom Lane. He left Livermore behind, but he didn’t have to give up Petite Sirah
, the signature wine of Concannon that put him on the map back in the 1990s. Petite and Paso are pretty simpatico. In fact, in the early days, Concannon sourced quite a bit of its Petite from this region, so Tom already had roots here even before he became winemaker at Bianchi Winery
four years ago.