The Broadside Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of a faithful effort to capture a pure and unadulterated representation of grape and site. With 1000 feet of elevation and a chilling coastal influence, the well-drained soils at Margarita Vineyard provide a balance of stress and sustenance to the rugged vines. Winemaker Notes: A wet winter helped fill up reservoirs and bring new life to cover crops, and then to the vines. Even temperatures throughout the growing season wrapped up in an earlier than average harvest. Maturation: 12 months in French & American Oak. Vineyard Sourcing: Sourced from sustainably farmed, SIP certified vineyards in San Luis Obispo County (Margarita Vineyard within the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA). Tasting Notes: Brilliant violet. Spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas show very good clarity and a subtle smoky nuance. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black currant flavors that become sweeter with air. Shows very good energy and clarity on the finish, which is firmed by supple, slow-building tannins.