With 13.9% alcohol, it’s way below that of many Cabs which means, well, you can drink more. I did! I didn’t pair any food with this one because I was doing a “tasting” at home, otherwise known as drinking by myself, but I could see it going with something that had some mildly spicy seasoning on it. I think the fruit forward aspect of this wine could use that bit of spice.
I’m big on stories and history and Ancient Peaks has both. The winery is a venture between three local families and the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, where grapes were first planted back in 1780. Good wines, good people, and a great story… what else do you need? Probably more wine.
Ancient Peaks is also SIP Certified. SIP stands for “sustainability in practice” and you can read more on them here.They help tend to the planet (and get you drunk) with the use of deficit irrigation, natural cover crops, wildlife corridors, rotational groundwater usage, wetlands preservation and the use of compost tea in place of synthetic fertilizers. Cheers to them for farming sustainably and those great wines!