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. 2019 vintage: Sourced from sustainably farmed, SIP certified vineyards in San Luis Obispo County (San Juan Creek, Santa Margarita Ranch). Varietal: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 6% Malbec. Winemaker Notes: “: The vast majority of this wine hails from Blocks 42 and 40 up in the Truesdale Vineyard, grown alongside grapes used by other world-class wineries. The Merlot and Malbec come from the famed Santa Margarita Ranch on the southern border of Paso Robles. Maturation: The wines spent 18 months in almost 40% new French and American oak as the depth of the base wine was dense enough to handle the added wood. Tasting notes: Big blast of cedar, cigar box, and blackberry aromas. Jam-packed flavors of plum and dark chocolate. Big, dusty tannins support the seamless mouthfeel and a delicate core of acidity stretches out the finish.