Sitting halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is California wine country’s Wild West. The town of El Paso de Robles was in fact founded by the uncle of the famed outlaw Jesse James. Less posh than the Napa Valley, the region attracts a different kind of winemaker. The fastest growing AVA in America, Paso’s wine community is largely made up of small family run wineries. The wines are best known for being plush and generously flavoured. This Cabernet Sauvignon certainly shows the varieties more friendly side. Made by winemaker Sharon Weeks, in partnership with Bill Grant (formally Four Vines) and brothers Matt & Michael Dusi, Ladybird is intended to be a fruit forward and wallet-friendly kind of wine. Ruby red in colour and medium weight in body, it shows bright notes of red currants, sweet cherries, cocoa, and vanilla. The finish is soft and chocolatey. A great burger wine.