Ancient Peaks Winery Margarita Vineyard Renegade Paso Robles 2014
This delicious, dense red wine is a blend of mostly Syrah, with Malbec and Petit Verdot woven in for added complexity. It majorly over delivers for the price, showing a perfumed nose of violets, cherries and vanilla. The palate is juicy with blackberries, blueberries and herbs.
All components of the blend come from one single vineyard in the southern Paso Robles area, a region renowned for growing excellent Rhone varietals. This vineyard lies on Santa Margarita Ranch, which has a colorful history of 18th century occupants, from missionaries to gunslingers, roughriders and outlaws. This wild western terroir creates an impressively elevated wine blend that packs a bang without over doing it.
Pairs deliciously with full flavored meals and seasoned meats, such as lamb and peppered steak.