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2018 Renegade

2018 Renegade

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The 2018 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.

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Food Pairing Notes
The rich, savory character of the 2018 Renegade is a great match for herb-grilled lamb chops, venison pot roast, French onion soup, and beef medallions in red wine sauce.
Tasting Notes
The 2018 Renegade offers intense aromas of blueberry and boysenberry with notes of violet, pencil shavings and toasted oak. A smooth, luscious texture delivers velvety flavors of black cherry, bramble berry and cola with suggestions of cocoa, tobacco and savory spice. Fine acidity and chewy tannins add tension to a rich, broad finish.
Vineyard Notes
The 2018 Renegade is composed of Syrah, Malbec, and Petit Verdot from Margarita Vineyard. The Syrah comes from Block 47 along slopes of ancient sea bed soils, where the fruit achieves deep, dark flavors with meaty richness. The Malbec from Block 45 provides rich red fruit flavors with a fresh, mouthwatering texture. The Petit Verdot component comes from Block 35, where the own-rooted vines deliver fine mid-palate structure and concentration. Together, these varieties create a blend of great breadth and dimension.