It presents voluptuous varietal aromas of black olive, black currant and dried cherry with hints of toasted oak and cigar box. A broad, mouthfilling texture unfolds with deep flavors of blueberry, black cherry, blackberry, mocha, cedar and vanilla bean. Polished tannins glide into a long, seamless finish.
Margarita Vineyard boasts a proven track record for growing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Here, uniquely complex soils and a marine-moderated climate combine to deliver fruit with ripeness, structure and dimension. 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 Santa Margarita Ranch AVA. The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Pearl Collection is composed of fruit from the upper portion of Block 15, which yields small berries with dark flavors and savory complexity; and the hillside of Block 49, which produces intensely flavored grapes with an elegant red-blue fruit character. The final blend also includes a small lot of Petit Verdot from Block 35. Each of these sites was isolated at the start of the growing season and given fastidious viticultural attention to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon of extraordinary natural character. Special care was taken in these targeted vineyard blocks to maximize canopy airflow and limit yields for enhanced fruit intensity.