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Santa Margarita Ranch Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9209 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas; cherry and blackberry, slight herbaceous greenness, olive brine, opens up to some vanilla; dry, but with very ripe fruit that reads as sweetness, high acid, strong mid palate tannins, cooked fruit notes, stewed plum, slight stemminess at finish

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas; cherry and blackberry, slight herbaceous greenness, olive brine, opens up to some vanilla; dry, but with very ripe fruit that reads as sweetness, high acid, strong mid palate tannins, cooked fruit notes, stewed plum, slight stemminess at finish

Aug 9th, 2017
Sophia Phillips

4/3/20. An excellent cab. Great with steak. Rich and layered. Perfect tannins.

4/3/20. An excellent cab. Great with steak. Rich and layered. Perfect tannins.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2020
Jennifer DiDomizio

One of my favorite experiences in Paso and this great value Cab is now at the store! More lively than my general impression of Paso Cabernet.

One of my favorite experiences in Paso and this great value Cab is now at the store! More lively than my general impression of Paso Cabernet.

Nov 19th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.9

Pretty smooth for a young cabernet yet a tangy acidic liveliness

Pretty smooth for a young cabernet yet a tangy acidic liveliness

Nov 10th, 2015
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greg stott

Meh. Didn't suck. Should try again

Meh. Didn't suck. Should try again

Oct 17th, 2023
Gav Newalkar

Tired this at a wine tasting event. Full bodied, fruity, almost thought it was a barbersco.

Tired this at a wine tasting event. Full bodied, fruity, almost thought it was a barbersco.

Dec 29th, 2022
Jason Muniz

Floral hints with subtle spice

Floral hints with subtle spice

Apr 23rd, 2022
Trevor Brown

A surprisingly good blend! It's got a certain something that balances out the bold and sugary initial flavor to create a fantastic, dry finish.

A surprisingly good blend! It's got a certain something that balances out the bold and sugary initial flavor to create a fantastic, dry finish.

Jul 24th, 2021
Ethan Clark

One day I’ll find a cab that doesn’t taste too bitter, but tonight wasn’t it.

One day I’ll find a cab that doesn’t taste too bitter, but tonight wasn’t it.

Jan 19th, 2021