2017 Broadside Margarita Vineyard Merlot
Region: USA, California
Grape Variety: Merlot
Dry, medium-bodied red; plums, lush | A nice pot roast, or stew
What do you get when you put together endless summers with cool, coastal winds and well-drained soils? A perfectly ripe Merlot that invites you for a tango with its lush plum and cherry core, sleek, silky smooth tannins, 14 months in French oak and fresh acidity to always keep you on your toes.
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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