18 months in French and American oak barrels (30% new)
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon with richly textured dishes, including herb-marinated
rack of lamb, rosemary-grilled flank steak, filet mignon with black olive sauce, and duck
breast with wild mushrooms.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon delivers vivid aromas of violet, boysenberry and black
currant with trailing hints of tobacco. The texture is deep and seamless, cascading
across the palate with dense flavors of blueberry, cherry and blackberry. Suggestions of
black olive, vanilla and mint elevate the experience, which concludes with a remarkable
integration of smooth, sleek tannins.
This wine comes from four distinct Cabernet Sauvignon blocks at Margarita Vineyard. Blocks
11, 13 and 15 all unfold along highly calcareous soils composed of ancient sea bed, which
imparts a sense of stony minerality to the fruit. Block 11 is marked by notes of red fruits and
dried herbs, while blocks 13 and 15 offer blue fruit flavors with impressive density. Block 49 is
rooted in a combination of sea bed and shale soils, and yields a classic Cabernet profile with
red and black fruits. The individual qualities of these blocks combine to bring dimension and
nuance to the final blend. Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the
Paso Robles region, nestled into the rugged Santa Lucia Mountain range just 14 miles from the
Pacific Ocean in the new Santa Margarita Ranch AVA. The mountain peaks act as a gateway
for cool marine air, resulting in an extended growing season that yields fruit with uncommon
depth and structure. The peaks are also testaments to the tectonic forces that created Margarita
Vineyard’s rare diversity of soils, ultimately fostering natural complexity in our wines.