Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon is the result of our faithful effort to capture a pure and unadulterated representation of the grape and site. With 1000 feet of elevation and a chilling coastal influence, the well-drained soils at Margarita Vineyard provide a balance of stress and sustenance to the vines. The unusually cool 2011 growing season brought the opportunity to pick later than usual, with compelling flavor development at low brix. Exact finished alcohol is 13.3 percent (slightly below the labeled abv). Penetrating aromas of black currant and red berries, graphite and spice meet a classically Bordelaise palate with nuance and structure. Resoundingly dry and elegant with fine purity of flavor and a lingering, balanced finish.