2016 Broadside Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: USA, California
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Dry full-bodied red; cassis, very correct | Prime ribeye, grilled
Their Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our staples at any barbeque. Think concentrated blackcurrants and cassis, finely structured tannins with a spritz of acidity to heighten its freshness. It has a great well-integrated oak profile after maturing slightly over a year in neutral French and American oak, but not overpoweringly so.
Husband and wife winemakers, Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi boast an impressive combined background spanning multiple degrees and experience in wineries throughout Italy and California.
Stephy came from a non-drinking household and threw herself into this world through a steady succession of degrees in Viticulture followed by Oenology, Chemistry and Plant Science. She is also a qualified sommelier with experience in consulting and teaching.
Brian, on the other hand fell into wine as a by-product of exploring his Italian heritage. He travelled the length and breadth of Italy, notably interning at world-famous winery Isole e Olena and picking up plenty of tips and tricks on the way. This formative experience was part of the inspiration for the couple's Cal-Ital wine label, Giornata which transplants Italian varieties to America's West Coast. In contrast, the couple's Broadside label is dedicated to three international varieties in pure California style.
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