Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Broadside Wines

Broadside Wines is about the expression of place, in this case the Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles. Minimalist winemaking (harvesting at lower sugars, employing native fermentation and using little to no new oak) mean these wines are meant to be savored, not get knocked over by. We had a wonderful virtual tasting with the winemakers, Brian and Stephy Terrizzi, and Charles Communications - watch a replay of the tasting here: Brandlive.

Broadside Wines

Tasting Notes:
Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2013: aged 14 Months in neutral French and American oak: dark color; plum, rhubarb, and pomegranate aromas; dark cherry and tobacco flavors into a tart red berry finish; needs some time in bottle; cork closure; SRP $18.
Margarita Vineyard Merlot 2013: 16 year old vines; native fermentation; aged in 100% neutral French oak; clear ruby red; dark cherry and herb aromas; black cherry, black pepper, cassis, and tobacco flavors; cork closure; SRP $22.
Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot from 16 year old vines; native fermentation; aged in 97% neutral, 3% new French oak; ruby red color; cherry, spice, and tobacco aromas; cassis, tar, herb, and dark cherry flavors; nice acidic backbone into a tannic finish - this could use more time in the bottle; cork closure; SRP $25.
Central Coast Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2014: deep golden brown; honeyed pear, stone fruit, and white floral aromas; muskmelon, lemon, stone fruit and floral flavors; twist off closure; SRP $20.
Wines provided for tasting purposes - all opinions my own.

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