Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles, California

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Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles, California

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The estate Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, tucked beneath the peaks of the Santa Lucia Mountains just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The mountain peaks act as a gateway for cool marine air, resulting in an extended growing season that yields fruit with uncommon depth and structure. The peaks are also testaments to the tectonic forces that created Margarita Vineyard’s rare diversity of soils. 2016 vintage – 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah. After gentle destemming, the must was cold soaked for 48 hours prior to fermentation for a gentle extraction of color and flavor. After fermentation, the wine was racked to a combination of French and American oak barrels, where it aged for 16 months prior to blending and bottling. A contribution of Petit Verdot from Margarita Vineyard brought added color intensity and structural dimension to the final blend, while a dash of Petite Sirah accentuated the wine’s black fruit flavors and tannin profile. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon offers complex aromas of both red and black fruits interwoven with notes of black olive, pencil shavings, toasted oak and tobacco. A smooth, supple palate shows layered flavors of blackberry, blueberry and plum. Grainy tannins add depth and structure to a long, integrated finish.

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