Broadside produces wines focused on purity and true varietal expression. The winemaking favors a natural approach in that our wines are minimally handled to best express the grape, site, and vintage. Winemaker Notes: Notes: It can be argued that 2018 was the best quality year Paso Robles has ever experienced. The extra month of hang time (on average) allowed for some serious color and flavor development. Maturation: A mix of 25% new French and American oak. Balance in one- and two-year oak barrels. Tasting notes: Pronounced aromas of blackberry, plum, cedar, and sexy toasted oak. A mélange of black fruits on the palate wrapped in a cherry pie filling core. Melting tannins leave the impression of bittersweet chocolate in the back of the mouth. Theres a solid seam of acidity that suspends the flavors well into the finish.