About This Wine
Margarita Vineyard is the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles growing area.
It’s just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and it’s home to a variety of soils, including ancient sea bed, sedimentary and shale. This is the vineyard of Ancient Peaks Winery, which utilizes that soil diversity to grow expressive winegrapes that vintner Mike Sinor transforms into world-class cuvees.
Take the 2010 Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon, as an example. The Cabernet grapes come from four blocks of the vineyard, two of which contribute intensely flavored fruit, and two of which yield fruit with firmer structure and tannins. Sinor then adds small amounts of Cabernet Franc (for its floral red fruit aroma), Malbec (for its juicy quality) and Petit Verdot (for structure and color intensity).
The finished wine is dense, layered and plush, with a long, luscious finish — a beautifully balanced, Bordeaux-style blend from a very special vineyard and a very talented vintner.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot
- Grape Source:Paso Robles, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Plum, Black Currant, Anise and Vanilla
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels for 5 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2017
- Food Pairing Suggestionveal roast with mushrooms.
Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon (as the recipe calls for), as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
Stuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The RecipePork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe