Ancient Peaks

Oyster Ridge Santa Margarita Ranch Red Blend

9.27 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Dave Genevro

Cedar plank, pine, some tar notes, blackberry, raspberry, slightly chewy, cocoa powder, cigar box, pencil shavings, vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks. Broad, generous, deep, rich and balanced. Let this bad boy breathe or give it a decanting. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Malbec.

Cedar plank, pine, some tar notes, blackberry, raspberry, slightly chewy, cocoa powder, cigar box, pencil shavings, vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks. Broad, generous, deep, rich and balanced. Let this bad boy breathe or give it a decanting. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Malbec.

Jun 13th, 2017
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

Ancient Peaks - Oyster Ridge - Paso Robles. 2014 blend 51% cab, 36% merlot, 5% syrah, 5% petite sirah, 3% malbec. Santa Margarita Ranch is known for the oyster shells in the soil. Anyway, on to the review. This blend is amazing. My first impression is OMG! Blackberry and dark currants with a vanilla and spice explosion. The mid palate is leather and mineral soil. This could be the oyster soil impact. The finish is dry and long. This is the longest finish on a wine ... wow! However, day two... SOUR. I did use my Coravin so maybe the Argon affected the wine. Im still out on the Coravin. Just not sure. I do know if you pull it out of the bottle after use the cork does leak - synthetic and natural both.

Ancient Peaks - Oyster Ridge - Paso Robles. 2014 blend 51% cab, 36% merlot, 5% syrah, 5% petite sirah, 3% malbec. Santa Margarita Ranch is known for the oyster shells in the soil. Anyway, on to the review. This blend is amazing. My first impression is OMG! Blackberry and dark currants with a vanilla and spice explosion. The mid palate is leather and mineral soil. This could be the oyster soil impact. The finish is dry and long. This is the longest finish on a wine ... wow! However, day two... SOUR. I did use my Coravin so maybe the Argon affected the wine. Im still out on the Coravin. Just not sure. I do know if you pull it out of the bottle after use the cork does leak - synthetic and natural both.

Apr 16th, 2019
Emily Shifflett

Rich and well extracted. Balanced and not overly oaked.

Rich and well extracted. Balanced and not overly oaked.

Sep 4th, 2017
Jeff Collins

Owner Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants and Benchmark Provisions

9.0

Jeff had this a year ago

Jeff had this a year ago

Mar 6th, 2018
Roy J. Villarreal III

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Roy J. Villarreal had this 4 months ago

Jan 12th, 2019
Eric Linderman

Eric had this 7 months ago

Eric had this 7 months ago

Oct 12th, 2018
Billy Yoakum

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Billy had this a year ago

Mar 8th, 2018