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2021 Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon "Santa Margarita Ranch"

Ancient Peaks 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Ancient Peaks

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Margarita Ranch"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Malbec & 2% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 35,340

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 2, 2023

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles opens with a very fragrant blackberry and black currant bouquet with hints of violet and black licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, zesty, and bright. The flavor profile is a slightly tart black plum and black licorice blend with notes of blackberry and black olive. I also detected hints of black pepper, vanilla, oak, and a touch of balsamic. The finish is dry, and its dusty tannins stick around for a while. I would decant this Cab for a bit before pairing it with a marinated and grilled flat iron steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with expressive aromas of plum, boysenberry, red currant, black olive, caramel, and toasted oak. Broad, chewy textures deliver layered impressions of blueberry, cherry, cassis, and violet with undercurrents of graphite, sage, eucalyptus, and vanilla bean. Fresh acidity and fine tannins carry into a long, expansive finish. The rich yet lively character of the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon makes a great match for lamb chops, aged cheddar cheese and filet mignon with black olive sauce.

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