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White Wines from Paso Robles

Our wines are all white blends, they are all unique blends, and they all tend to change almost completely every vintage. Wine can be a very stodgy, tradition-bound field that produces the same conventional wines, year after year, decade after decade.  We try to stand against that pattern and aim to bring to wine the innovation one expects in other forms of creativity such as art, music, cooking or fashion.

Paso Robles Wine Tasting Lineup

Since Monochrome’s first vintage (2016) we have produced a lot of wines, each of which is a bit different than all the others. Below is a list, by vintage, of our wines. To purchase and learn more about any of our available wines, please go to our storefront page here:

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2022 Vintage

Barrel Distortion
94% Albariño, 6% Gewürztraminer
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Blasphemy (to be released April 2024)
63% Chardonnay, 25% Chenin Blanc, 12% Viognier
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

By The Book
88% Albillo Mayor, 6% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Viognier
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Center Tone (to be released April 2024)
100% Grenache Gris
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

North By Southwest
84% Gewürztraminer, 11% Albariño, 8% Sauvignon Blanc
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Playing Against Type (to be released April 2024)
88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Grenache Gris

Smile (to be released April 2024)
64% Viognier, 29% Chenin Blanc, 7% Gewürztraminer
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vibrance
87% Vermentino, 13% Viognier
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

2021 Vintage

Altered Images
79% Chenin Blanc, 21% Chardonnay
96 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Barrel Distortion
98% Albariño, 2% Gewürztraminer
96 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Center Tone
100% Grenache Gris
97 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

North By Southwest
93% Gewürztraminer, 7% Albariño, 
95 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Sense Of Out Of Place
86% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 
95 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Smile
93% Viognier, 7% Chenin Blanc
95 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2020 Vintage

Barrel Distortion
94% Albariño, 6% Gewürztraminer
93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Center Tone
57% Grenache Gris, 43% Picpoul
94 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Earthen Fare
64% Marsanne, 36% Grenache Gris
92 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Neither Here Nor There
56% Chenin Blanc, 44% Sauvignon Blanc 
92 Points – Viinous

North By Southwest 
89% Gewürztraminer, 11% Albariño, 
93 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Playing Against Type
83% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Grenache Gris
95+ Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Smile
67% Viognier, 33% Chenin Blanc
93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Wall Of Sound
70% Roussanne, 30% Viognier
93 Points – Wine Enthusiast

2019 Vintage

Analog In A Digital Age
59% Marsanne, 27% Grenache Blanc, 14% Viognier
91 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Barrel Distortion
100% Albariño
92 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Neither Here Nor There
56% Chenin Blanc, 44% Sauvignon Blanc
93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Variations On A Theme
63% Sauvignon Blanc, 37% Marsanne
91 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Repo

Wall Of Sound
43% Viognier, 38% Roussanne, 19% Grenache Blanc
91 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

X-3
49% Roussanne, 37% Viognier, 14% Grenache Blanc
92+ Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

2018 Vintage

Analog In A Digital Age
74% Marsanne, 17% Grenache Blanc, 9% Viognier

Barrel Distortion 
100% Albariño
90 Points – Jeb Dunnuck

Blasphemy
66% Chardonnay, 34% Marsanne
92 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Mix And Match
46% Grenache Blanc, 45% Chenin Blanc, 9% Roussanne
92+ Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Sense Of Out Of Place
53% Chardonnay, 47% Sauvignon Blanc
93 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Wall Of Sound
68% Roussanne, 32% Viognier
93 Points – Wine Enthusiast

X-2A
100% Albariño

2017 Vintage

Altered Images
52% Chardonnay, 48% Chenin Blanc
93 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Barrel Distortion 
100% Albariño
90 Points – Wine Spectator

Blasphemy
80% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc
91 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Neither Here Nor There
53% Sauvignon Blanc, 47% Chenin Blanc
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Variations On A Theme
71% Sauvignon Blanc, 29% Marsanne
92 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Wall Of Sound
53% Roussanne, 47% Viognier

X-2
100% Albariño
91 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

2016 Vintage

Analog In A Digital Age
81% Marsanne, 19% Chardonnay
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Barrel Distortion
100% Albariño
91 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Blasphemy
100% Chardonnay
92 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Variations On A Theme
68% Sauvignon Blanc, 32% Marsanne
93 Points – Purely Domestic Wine Report

Wall Of Sound
52% Viognier, 48% Roussanne
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast