Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles, California

Since 2006, Broadside has crafted wines that embody the pioneering spirit of Paso Robles. Bold, expressive and distinct, our wines are produced with intention and demonstrate our dedication to sustainable farming and winemaking. Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is a vast region of rugged terrain and dramatic climate, with an unmistakable pioneering spirit. 2021 Santa Margarita Ranch Cabernet – 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot. Winemaker notes: Notes: By virtue of its isolated location, Santa Margarita Ranch enjoys protection from cooler Pacific influence and the extreme heat seen in the neighboring inland AVAs, making it an ideal appellation for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The small quantity of Malbec we used adds a touch of dark plum that works well with the rich structure of the Cabernet. Once fermented, the lots were taken from the tank and placed in once-used French oak barrels for 13 months before being blended and bottled. Maturation:13 months in one-year-old French oak barrels. Tasting notes: Compelling aromas of blackberry and dark cherry are framed by hints of cassis, sage, and cedar. At first sip, flavors of black currant and plum shine through, leading to notes of vanilla bean and a subtle hint of leather.