2018 San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

2018 San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Bright aromas of dark raspberry and black cherry. Ripe flavors of spicy plum and currant are complemented by nuances of cocoa and cedar oak from barrel-aging. Structured, tannins provide texture and depth with a lengthy finish.

The quality of the 2018 vintage was excellent. The weather was ideal with a long growing season that provided great “hang time” for the grapes. Winemakers Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons work closely with multiple estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Pretty Penny, Stefano, and Maddalena vineyards are part of the prestigious El Pomar District AVA of Paso Robles. Each vineyard lot is fermented separately to preserve the unique flavors of its terroir. After fermentation, the wines gain further complexity from aging in an assortment of oak barrels from numerous French and American coopers.

Sustainability

Sustainability is our top priority. Our Paso Robles and Monterey vineyards are certified sustainable by CSWA. At our Paso Robles winery, solar panels provide 100% of the needed electricity, and wastewater is effectively reclaimed and recycled for additional uses.

Wine Making

San Simeon Cabernet comes only from the best lots that our estate vineyards have to offer. Small lots are picked and fermented individually with minimal intervention to allow the true expression of the soil and climate. The wines are matured in a unique selection of hand-crafted French and American oak barrels.

Food Pairing

San Simeon Cabernet is extremely flexible when it comes to food. From hard cheeses and charcuterie to rich cuts of red meat, San Simeon Cabernet shines. One particular favorite is grilled lamb chops with rosemary and garlic, the dark fruits and cedar notes play beautifully with the spice and meat.

Details

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
California
Appellation
Paso Robles
Vintage
2018
Vineyards
Pretty Penny, Stefano, Maddalena
Technical
Primary Grape Variety
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
Aging
18 Months
Alcohol
14.9%
pH
3.61