Sourced from sustainably farmed, SIP certified vineyards in San Luis Obisbo County, the 2019 Broadside is comprised of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 6% Malbec. 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. 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. The culmination of all of this is a seriously good wine at a steal of a price!
The nose introduces with a blend of red and dark fruits, blackberry and strawberry, with a touch of herbals, mint and candle wax. Wood and spice notes flourish in the background. The dark fruits continue upon tasting with blackberry and black raspberry and plum leading to secondary notions of dark chocolate, cigar box and a hint of citrus, wood spice and dark florals. Broad waves of tannins and light acidity lend plenty of structure to this princely Paso pour and we were smitten upon tasting! Enjoy with all kinds of foods from your favorite charcuterie selections, barbecued meats (from burgers to brisket) or holiday fare.