Although we always liked wine, we were not as interested until visiting California. During this first wine trip we ended up staying a few days in Paso Robles. Just before we left, we ran into the Pianetta tasting room in town. Pianetta is a small winery run by the the Pianetta family. They produce various grape varieties but their best wines in my opinion are the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah based wines, especially the blend of these, the ‘Bilancio’, comes highly recommended . All of their wines are fruit forward and smooth; I think this is the perfect wine for people who always were interested in wine and are ready to take the next step.