Since 2006 Broadside has crafted wines that embody the pioneering spirit of Paso Robles. Bold and expressive, our portfolio is focused on Cabernet Sauvignon, with three distinct Cabernets that showcase the exceptional quality and diversity of Paso. We’re proud to work with vineyard partners who are passionate stewards of this land, the vast majority of whom are certified sustainable through the rigorous SIP program. Through our partnerships and collaborations, we’re committed to preserving Paso Robles for future generations.    

Our Wines

  • Central Coast Chardonnay
    Tasting Notes:

    Aromas of fresh lemon, pineapple and a hint of vanilla bean create a rich, enticing nose. On the palate, notes of white peach, apricot and apple are complemented by a silky, smooth texture, along with a vibrant acidity that carries the flavors through a lingering finish.

    Region:

    Central Coast

    Vintage:

    2020

    Winemaking:

    Our Edna Valley Chardonnay came off the vine in late September as did our Truesdale vineyard component. Both were fermented in tank and transitioned to 30% new French and 8% new American oak post-fermentation. Our Margarita Ranch Chardonnay was picked mid-October being the coolest of the three vineyard sites that year. This wine was fermented in and stayed in stainless steel with no oak the entire time to maintain a crisp acidity and purity of fruit.

  • Santa Margarita Ranch Merlot
    Tasting Notes:

    Color of a fresh, young Bordeaux. The nose is particularly complex with aromas of cocoa dust, cedar, tobacco, ripe boysenberry, and freshly cut herbs. Flavors are black cherry cola, rhubarb pie filling, with a little black pepper. The tannins are soft and supple as you'd expect with a cool-climate Merlot. Serious acidity keeps the flavors elevated for what seems like forever.

    Region:

    Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles

    Vintage:

    2019

    Winemaking:

    2019 was a small harvest. The massive bounty from the 2018 vintage took a toll on the vines and consequently less fruit was produced. Higher acids and bright flavors are the predominant characteristics of this vintage.

    The grapes that were sourced for this wine came from the Margarita Vineyard, a SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified vineyard.

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
    93 Points - Beverage Testing Institute

  • Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
    Tasting Notes:

    Big blast of cedar, cigar box, and blackberry aromas. Jam-packed flavors of plum and dark chocolate. Big, dusty tannins support the seamless mouthfeel and a delicate core of acidity stretches out the finish.

    Region:

    Paso Robles

    Vintage:

    2019

    Winemaking:

    The vast majority of this wine hails from Blocks 42 and 40 up in the Truesdale Vineyard, grown alongside grapes used by other world-class wineries. The Merlot and Malbec come from the famed Santa Margarita Ranch on the southern border of Paso Robles.

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Editor's Choice)
    92 Points - Tasting Panel
    91 Points - Beverage Testing Institute

  • Santa Margarita Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
    Tasting Notes:

    Spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas show very good clarity and a subtle smoky nuance. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black currant flavors that become sweeter with air. Shows very good energy and clarity on the finish, which is firmed by supple, slow-building tannins.

    The grapes that were sourced for this wine came from the Margarita Vineyard, a SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified vineyard.

    Region:

    Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles

    Vintage:

    2019

    Winemaking:

    After a hot summer, the weather pattern returned to normal leading up to harvest—which began 2-3 weeks later than usual. Vines saw smaller cluster sizes and berries, indicating intensity of flavor. This wine was matured for 12 months in French & American Oak.

    Acclaim:

    94 Points - Beverage Testing Institute

  • Blackletter Cabernet Sauvignon
    Tasting Notes:

    Exceptionally complex nose with layers of leather, spice, black currant, nutmeg, and blackberry. Rich flavors of plum, black cherry and Oolong tea. Dense and deep, this wine will continue to open up for hours, revealing complex aromas and flavors for those patient enough to decant. A serious wine that will evolve as the night goes on.

    Region:

    Paso Robles

    Vintage:

    2018

    Winemaking:

    The Margarita Vineyard and the Willow Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, along with the Petit Verdot, were kept in separate barrel lots for eighteen months, at which point the wines were racked out of barrel, blended, and put back to barrel for another six months to “marry”. We utilized around forty percent brand new French oak barrels comprised primarily of Nevers oak along with some Vosges/Tronçais blends. The barrels were three-year air dried with
    medium-plus toast along with untoasted heads for mouthfeel.

    Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot

    Acclaim:

    92 Points - Wine Enthusiast