Ancient Peaks, Merlot, Paso Robles, CA 2018
88% Merlot, 12% Petite Sirah
COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM BODY, BLACKBERRY
Paso Robles is located in Southern California, which produces a totally different style of wine versus the north. Just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean, Ancient Peaks’ Santa Margarita vineyard is surrounded by towering mountains, rich with fossilized soils. Cool ocean breezes temper the extreme heat, allowing the grapes to mature slowly and evenly. French and American oak round out the fruit finish on this mocha, blackberry and cherry cola beauty.
Serving Suggestion: Fresh herb & Mexican cocoa-crusted lamb chops; mushroom lentil stew w/ cocoa powder; rotisserie chicken w/ tarragon & lemon pepper.