Two of Broadside’s Cabernets made it to Nashville for a blind tasting. Amongst the tasters were wine & beverage directors, sommeliers, and restauranteurs from the city’s top restaurants. They gathered at Audrey’s, the flagship restaurant of Chef Sean Brock, along with ten wine suppliers brought together by The SOMM Journal. The tasting format is something they’ve pulled off in cities around the country and is regularly looked forward to industry-wide.

For this tasting, we presented our entry level Cabernet from Paso Robles ($17 SRP) and our super luxury Cabernet called Blackletter (from two very special hillside vineyards in Paso Robles). It turns out both were hits 👏 Here’s what some of the blind tasters had to say:

Broadside Paso Robles Cabernet 2018: “Blackberry, cranberry, and hints of eucalyptus. Palate has soft spice, red cherry, and a moderate-to-long finish. Soft tannins, good acid. This is an easy-to-drink, food-friendly wine.”

Trudy Thomas, beverage director, corporate director of beverage, Red Pebbles Hospitality

“Meaty and gamey, with black fruit and black olive.”

Andrew Brown, wine director, Bastian

Broadside Blackletter Cabernet 2017: “Garnet with a slight orange hue. Soft on the palate, with extracted purple fruits, blackberry, and Nana’s cherry tree! A little spicy.”

Seema Prasad, proprietor, Miel Restaurant

“Bright, herbal nose with rusticity. Unexpectedly chewy palate. Tobacco leaf and dried clay persist.”

Rob Guimaraes, beverage director, Etch Restaurant

You can read the full article on page 79 of this month’s issue:

Somm Journal Broadside Article