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|Appellation||Paso Robles, California|
|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot|
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Pearl Collection is loaded with exceptional varietal typicity from start to finish. A rich, roiling bouquet bursts from the glass with blue and black fruit aromas framed by notes of black olive, toasty vanilla and pencil shavings. A fat, massive texture uncoils with densely layered flavors of blueberry, black currant, blackberry pie, cranberry, mint leaf, toasted oak and mocha spice. Fresh mineral notes bring focus to the native fruit intensity, while luscious acidity and sleek tannins promise longevity in the bottle for many years to come.
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
They are a family-owned winery specializing in estate-grown wines from Margarita Vineyard, the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles appellation on California’s Central Coast.
Just look at a map of Paso Robles wineries and at the very southern tip you will find our Vineyard. Here, amid the rugged Santa Lucia mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the only vineyard in its vicinity, and thus the only vineyard to benefit from the extraordinary growing conditions of the area. Margarita Vineyard resides in the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, which was first planted to vines by Franciscan missionaries in 1774.
Ancient Peaks and Margarita Vineyard are owned by three longtime local winegrowing families—the Filipponis, Rossis and Wittstroms—who are actively involved in the daily operations of the vineyard and winery. Ancient Peaks wines are crafted under the guidance of Mike Sinor, a local winemaking veteran and one of the highest-rated winemakers on the Central Coast.
Ancient Peaks implements numerous sustainable viticultural practices to ensure natural quality in their wines while protecting the rich, native environment surrounding the Margarita Vineyard. Their practices have earned SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certification for Margarita Vineyard, the leading standard for viticultural sustainability.