The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with heady aromas of black raspberry, cherry, sage and tobacco leaf. A juicy, mouth filling texture reveals seamless layers of currant, cherry, blueberry, dark plum and black olive with trailing hints of mocha, mineral and eucalyptus. Suggestions of vanilla bean join soft tannins on a smooth, rounded finish.
Our estate Margarita Vineyard has become renowned for producing one of Paso Robles’ most acclaimed Zinfandels. Here, amid one of the region’s coolest growing environments, the Zinfandel grape achieves a rare balance of robust flavors and elegant structure. Zinfandel has been a cornerstone variety of Paso Robles for more than 100 years, and we are proud to feature it in our small family of wines.
Merlot offers sleek aromas of plum, cherry and mocha with captivating hints of toasted oak. A bright, supple texture floods the palate with brambly flavors of blackberry, black cherry and pomegranate. Layered complexity is revealed with suggestions of cedar and cigar box, all converging on a luscious, lifted finish
Renegade comes from our estate Margarita Vineyard on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. From missionaries to gunslingers, roughriders to outlaws, a colorful cast of characters has traversed the ranch’s rugged terrain since the 18th century. In that spirit, we have made an intensely flavored blend that pushes the envelope and resists conformity, adding an adventurous twist to our family of wines. Defiantly bold and daringly elegant—this is Renegade.
Chardonnay opens with tropical aromas of pineapple and mango with trailing notes of pear and wet stone. A sleek, soft palate shows flavors of nectarine and lemon chiffon with a suggestion of caramel. A touch of minerality joins light acidity on a smooth, elegant finish.
Rosé is presented as a limited release for the spring and summer season. Modeled after the refreshingly dry Rosés popularized in Europe, the Rosé is made from Pinot Noir grown at our estate Margarita Vineyard.
Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a vivid varietal character that is rooted in our estate Margarita Vineyard and other select sites in Paso Robles. Collectively, these vineyards produce a Sauvignon Blanc that strikes a fine balance of ripeness and raciness, with crisp acidity and appealing mineral accents.
The Cabernet Sauvignon Pearl Collection is crafted as the ultimate expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate Margarita Vineyard. Hailing from specially cultivated blocks and aged in 100-percent new French oak barrels, this wine showcases Paso Robles as a world-class region for Cabernet Sauvignon while revealing Margarita Vineyard’s striking sense of place.
Each year, we craft the limited-edition Oyster Ridge cuvée to exemplify our finest winemaking efforts. The name Oyster Ridge is a tribute to the large white oyster fossils that predominate in our estate Margarita Vineyard, fostering the type of calcium-rich soils coveted by winemakers worldwide.