Brea Cabernet Sauvignon Margarita Vineyard 2014
Here's the third vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from Margarita Vineyard in southern Paso Robles. Margarita Vineyard is a beautiful off-the-beaten path jewel in Paso. It is located at 1000 ft. elevation and 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Some people may consider this area in California to be too cool to fully ripen Cabernet, but we believe it to be the opposite. The maritime climate affords us a longer growing season to help ripen the Cabernet without it being overly ripe. This is a very feminine expression of California Cabernet, with mild tannins in the background from the small berries. There is also a mineral core to this wine, a common thread that you 'll find in many of the wines from this vineyard, which makes it so unique. It also helps that due to the uplifted seabed and calcareous nature of this vineyard helps to maintain a good balanced acidity in the wine.