2011 Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon

VARIETAL Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION Paso Robles
LIFESTYLES Vegan, Vegetarian
ABV 13.5 %
VINTAGE 2011
The 2011 Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon knocked my socks off, even though I’m not wearing any (or underwear for that matter). It’s perfectly balanced but not an introvert when it comes to flavor. I was seduced by the blackberries, cherries, and smooth spices, making this wine almost unshareable. But my wife would never go for that.
|Written February 5, 2014

PRICE

$15.00

CERTIFICATIONS

SIP Certified
WINERY INFORMATION
Ancient Peaks Winery

Ancient Peaks Fog into Vineyard

Though it packs quite a punch, it’s still a smooth operator with balanced tannins. This Cab is quite different than their 2010 release which was very fruit forward. We enjoyed it with a pot roast and gravy, all over sweet potatoes (but don’t tell Jerry). And this Cabernet feels like a steal for $15.00.

I’ve been a fan of Ancient Peaks wine for some time and the story behind the owners, as well as the land, is pretty fascinating. For example, Santa Margarita Ranch has a long cultural history dating back 10,000 years to the Chumash and Salinan Indians. And wine was first grown here in the 1700s.

Ancient Peaks Asistencia Walls Old

If you’re adventurous enough to do it they have a zip line tour available: no wine allowed though. Ancient Peaks takes sustainability quite seriously (just like we do at Cooking Stoned). They are SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certified and boast practices such as “deficit irrigation, natural cover crops, and the use of compost tea in place of synthetic fertilizers.”

See you on the zip line!

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