Broadside Margarita Vineyard Merlot (750ml)
Since 2006, Broadside has been crafting wines that showcase the unique soils and topography of Paso Robles. Founders’ Stephanie & Brian Terrizzi approach each wine as a blank canvas where they can capture the vine’s personality, the terroir of the vineyard and the influence of mother nature. Award-winning winemaker Adam LaZarre heads our production team. With over twenty years of winemaking experience in Paso Robles, Adam works with passionate vineyard owners and winegrowers who are committed to sustainable farming. This shows in the quality of fruit vintage and vintage, resulting in balanced, elegant wines focused on pure fruit expression.
The nose is complex with aromas of cocoa powder, cedar, tobacco, ripe boysenberry, and freshly cut herbs. Cherry cola, rhubarb pie filling, with a little black pepper on the palate. The tannins are soft and supple. Serious acidity keeps the flavors elevated for what seems like forever.
Broadside Margarita Vineyard Merlot is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in San Luis Obispo County (Margarita Vineyard within the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA). The soil here is a granitic shale, uplifted seabed. The wine is predominantly Merlot with 11% Cabernet Sauvignon. According to the winemaker, 2019 was a terribly small harvest. The massive bounty from the previous year took a toll on the vines and consequently less fruit was produced. Higher acids and bright flavors are the predominant characteristics of this vintage. The wine spends 15 months in 14% New French barrels and the balance in neutral French barrels.