18 months in French and American oak barrels
Food Pairing Notes
The robust mouthfeel and savory aromas of the 2019 Renegade make a great match for rack of lamb with rosemary, beef medallions in red wine sauce, hearty meat stew and grilled brisket.
The 2019 Renegade opens with deep, dark bramble fruit aromas. The Syrah asserts itself with savory and smoky notes, while the Petit Verdot provides classic hints of pencil shavings. A juicy texture delivers bold, integrated flavors of blackberry, plum, blueberry and pomegranate with undercurrents of toasty oak, juniper and pepper. Elegant acidity joins chewy tannins on a robust yet beautifully measured finish.
The 2019 Renegade is a Syrah-driven blend with complements of Malbec and Petit Verdot, all 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 Petit Verdot component comes from Block 35, where the own-rooted vines deliver fine mid-palate structure and concentration. The Malbec from Block 45 provides rich red fruit flavors with a fresh, mouthwatering texture. Together, these varieties create a blend of great breadth 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 new Santa Margarita Ranch AVA. The surrounding mountain peaks are testaments to the tectonic forces that created Margarita Vineyard’s rare diversity of soils, ultimately fostering natural complexity in our wines.