Since 2006, Broadside has been crafting wines that showcase the unique soils and topography of Paso Robles. Focusing on pure fruit expression with balance and elegance.

Our Wines

  • Chardonnay
    Tasting Notes:

    Light bright gold. Pear and nectarine aromas show good clarity and pick up smoky lees and toasted grain nuances with aeration. Ripe tropical flavors of mango and pineapple with a firm seam of acidity wrap around the tongue suspending flavors well into the finish. There is a pronounced lushness to the wine that adds both weight and complexity.

    Region:

    Central Coast

    Vintage:

    2018

    Winemaking:

    Grapes were tank fermented and left sur lie until the point we could take 25% of the blend down to oak. Both tank and oak portions were left sur lie with biweekly stirring to enhance richness and mouthfeel.

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Vinous

  • Margarita 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:

    93 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2018 Vintage)

  • Cabernet
    Tasting Notes:

    Pronounced aromas of blackberry, plum, cedar, and sexy toasted oak. A mélange of black fruits on the palate wrapped in a cherry pie filling core. Melting tannins leave the impression of bittersweet chocolate in the back of the mouth. There’s a solid seam of acidity that suspends the flavors well into the finish.

    Region:

    Paso Robles

    Vintage:

    2018

    Winemaking:

    It can be argued that 2018 was the best quality year Paso Robles has ever experienced. The extra month of hang time (on average) allowed for some serious color and flavor development. This wine drinks great now but will only improve over the coming years.

    Acclaim:

    90 Points - Vinous

  • Printer's Alley
    Tasting Notes:

    An expressive nose of dark cherry, plum and cranberry notes that carry through on the palate along with herbal hints and a touch of sweet baking-spice. This is a juicy, rich, well-structured red blend, with flavors framed by grippy tannins and balanced acidity. A wine easily enjoyed today but with strong aging potential for years ahead.

    Region:

    Paso Robles

    Vintage:

    2018

    Winemaking:

    This blend of 56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec was matured for 15 months in neutral French oak barrels.

    Acclaim:

    89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
    90 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2016 Vintage)

  • Margarita Cab
    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:

    2018

    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:

    91 Points - Vinous

  • Blackletter Cab
    Tasting Notes:

    Aromas of cigar box, black cherry, Toffifay, and raspberry truffles lead to flavors of blackberry, baker’s cocoa, ripe plum and dusty tannins.

    Region:

    Paso Robles (Santa Margarita Ranch & Adelaida District)

    Vintage:

    2017

    Winemaking:

    60% of this year’s fruit comes from block 48 and 49 in the hills at Santa Margarita Ranch and 40% of the fruit comes from the Grosso Kresser vineyard in the westside hills of the Adelaida District.

    After an exceptionally long growing season, rigorously selective hand-harvesting left behind any over/under ripe or damaged clusters—followed by a further hand-selection process at the winery with only ideal clusters making their way to the Blackletter wine.

    Fermentation proceeded slowly and naturally with native yeasts present on the grapes themselves and ambient strains living in the winery. An initial declassification happened before the following harvest, with barrels that do not show Blackletter potential blended down into other Broadside lots. The remaining components spent close to another year (for a total of 20 months) in barrel without racking before another round of declassification.

    Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot

    Acclaim:

    92 Points - Vinous
    91 Points - Wine Enthusiast