Broadside Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
This Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits attractive aromas of ripe strawberry and red cherry, framed by a touch of oak. It's supple and open-knit on the palate, with a juicy core of fruit and light structuring tannins, concluding with a long finish.
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Aromas of dark strawberry and red plum meet with mint and turned loam on the nose. Savory herbs provide a counterpoint to the rich flavors of pomegranate syrup and mulberry on the palate, with chalky tannins framing it all.
Deep, bright ruby. Cassis, cherry and succulent herb aromas pick up floral and spice notes with air. Offers chewy dark fruit and candied rose flavors that unfold and become sweeter with air. Fine-grained tannins build on a nicely persistent, focused finish that leaves a suggestion of bitter chocolate behind.
Since the first vintage in 2006, the focus of Broadside has been to produce wines that express and respect the land from which they come from. Today sustainable viticulture is still of paramount importance and all of Broadside’s vineyard sources support sustainable practices. The results are wines that are a testament to the unique terroir of Paso Robles, joining pure fruit expression with balance and elegance. Named after the founders’ collection of broadside poems, these are wines that showcase a timeless style and are meant to be enjoyed and shared now among family and friends.
Paso Robles has made a name for itself as a source of supple, powerful, fruit-driven wines. But with eleven smaller sub-AVAs, there is actually quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast.
Just east over the Santa Lucia Mountains from the chilly Pacific Ocean, lie the coolest in the region: Adelaida, Templeton Gap and (Paso Robles) Willow Creek Districts, as well as York Mountain AVA and Santa Margarita Ranch. These all experience more ocean fog, wind and precipitation compared to the rest of the Paso sub-appellations. The San Miguel, (Paso Robles) Estrella, (Paso Robles) Geneso, (Paso Robles) Highlands, El Pomar and Creston Districts, along with San Juan Creek, are the hotter, more western appellations of the greater Paso Robles AVA.
This is mostly red wine country, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel standing out as the star performers. Other popular varieties include Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache and Rhône blends, both red and white. There is a fairly uniform tendency here towards wines that are unapologetically bold and opulently fruit-driven, albeit with a surprising amount of acidity thanks to the region’s chilly nighttime temperatures.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.