Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard 2010

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The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon offers warm aromas of dusty black cherry and plum with hints of cocoa and anise. Dense, layered flavors of black currant and blackberry are accented by notes of vanilla, tobacco and spice. Plush tannins glide into a lengthy, luscious finish. The layered black fruit flavors and complex nuances of the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon present a fine match for herb-crusted filet mignon, veal roast with mushrooms, and rack of lamb with rosemary butter.

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Ancient Peaks:
It is family-owned winery specializing in estate-grown wines from Margarita Vineyard, the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles appellation on California’s Central Coast. There, amid the rugged Santa Lucia mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the only vineyard in its vicinity, and thus the only vineyard to benefit from the extraordinary gro... Read more
It is family-owned winery specializing in estate-grown wines from Margarita Vineyard, the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles appellation on California’s Central Coast. There, amid the rugged Santa Lucia mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the only vineyard in its vicinity, and thus the only vineyard to benefit from the extraordinary growing conditions of the area. Margarita Vineyard resides in the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, which was first planted to vines by Franciscan missionaries in 1774. Ancient Peaks and Margarita Vineyard are owned by three longtime local winegrowing families—the Filipponis, Rossis and Wittstroms—who are actively involved in the daily operations of the vineyard and winery. Ancient Peaks wines are crafted under the guidance of Mike Sinor, a local winemaking veteran and one of the highest-rated winemakers on the Central Coast. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,042
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/12/2011

This comes in a big, heavy attractive bottle suitable for gift giving! Creamy and toasty at first with some espresso foam notes and gentle oak spice over a base of lightly minty black currant fruit. This is big and rich, yet focused and tense in the mouth with nice layered black currant and black cherry fruit framed by lightly toasty, spicy oak. The fruit stays fresh yet intense right through the moderately long finish. This is not elegant or refined but it is very well balanced and intense with delicious fruit. 89pts


Member Reviews for Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard

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Snooth User: amynraleigh
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/09/2013

Three glasses


Snooth User: billyfish
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/07/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: LCLindley
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/23/2009

double post.


Snooth User: LCLindley
46103227
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/23/2009

Luscious.


Snooth User: ledavis4
851301479
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/07/2012

Five glasses


Snooth User: judgelog
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/30/2008

Very solid Cab. A bit young and tight out of the gate, but after a couple of hours in the decanter it opened up very nicely. Very well balanced, with a nice nose and tannins. Had this with a nice grilled fillet and it was outstanding.


External Reviews for Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard

Vintage: 2007 07/05/2011

"Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Bringing together touches of preserved red cherries with vanilla bean sweetness


Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Oddly confected, slightly candied and laced with elements of pepper and dried brush, this comparatively hollow wine wanders well away from anything resembling clear Cabernet character and is so dull that it fails even as a simple quaff.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


Vintage: 2007 11/12/2010

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Bringing together touches of preserved red cherries with vanilla bean sweetness, a whiff of coconut and touches of herbs, this unusual blending of varieties gets altogether tannic and blunt in the latter palate. Its style will appeal to fans of big wines, but its price may not.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


Vintage: 2007 07/05/2011

"Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Oddly confected


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/30/2010

Ancient Peaks Cabernet 2007 and all other wine from Ancient Peaks are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.



The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon offers warm aromas of dusty black cherry and plum with hints of cocoa and anise. Dense, layered flavors of black currant and blackberry are accented by notes of vanilla, tobacco and spice. Plush tannins glide into a lengthy, luscious finish. The layered black fruit flavors and complex nuances of the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon present a fine match for herb-crusted filet mignon, veal roast with mushrooms, and rack of lamb with rosemary butter.

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