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.

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast

  • 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 Santa Margarita Ranch Vineyard, a SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified vineyard.

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
    93 Points - Beverage Testing Institute

  • Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
    Tasting Notes:

    Rich, enticing aromas of blackberry, cedar and cocoa lead into big, powerful notes of plum, black cherry and allspice. Polished tannins complement a lush texture and a delicate core of acidity. The bold flavors linger on the long, balanced finish.

    Region:

    Paso Robles

    Vintage:

    2020

    Winemaking:

    The 2020 vintage saw a small but ridiculously good harvest. The Cabernet, Lagrein, and Malbec came off their vines at the end of September, while Merlot and Petit Verdot were harvested in late October and early November. The wines then spent a year and a half in a deep slumber, nestled comfortably in their wooden beds, before the final blend and bottling in March 2022.

    The grapes that were sourced for this wine came from SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified vineyards.

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Tasting Panel

  • Santa Margarita Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
    Tasting Notes:

    Compelling aromas of blackberry and dark cherry are framed by hints of cassis and cedar. At first sip, flavors of blackcurrant and plum shine through, leading to notes of vanilla bean and a subtle hint of leather. The fine-grained tannins are supported by a balanced acidity that carries over through a lingering, flavorful finish.

    Region:

    Santa Margarita Ranch, Paso Robles

    Vintage:

    2020

    Winemaking:

    By virtue of its isolated location, Santa Margarita Ranch enjoys a protected location desirable for Cabernet growing. Harvest commenced on November 9th and finished up three days later. The small quantity of Petit Verdot we used was harvested at the same time. Fermented wines were all taken from the tank and placed in once-used French oak barrels for 16 months before being transferred out, blended, and bottled. ​

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

  • 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
    91 Points - Vinous