Another summer, another certified smash hit from our friends over at Broadside. There is a small ocean of “value” Cab from California – but year in and year out there has been only one estate that manages to do it right and that’s Broadside. An annual favorite of the NyTime’s Eric Asimov, as well as Jon Bonné (Punch) and the San Francisco Chronicle – this nifty $12 bottle is a certified #1 Platinum hit for the summer time, and deserves every bit of praise. With its keen sense of old school balance (13% alcohol), sustainable viticulture and Old World traditional wine making, Broadside ticks all the right boxes. You won’t find a better, more critically acclaimed Cali Cab for this low price, period.
2017 Broadside Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
“Attractive aromas of ripe blackberry and red cherry lead to a juicy core with lightly structured tannins and a long finish.” 89 Points, Wines Enthusiast
More About the Wine
Brian and Stephy Terrizzi are the winemaker-viticulturist couple behind Broadside. They grow and source their fruit exclusively from sustainable vineyards in San Luis Obispo county, making sure the fruit is harvested at lower than average brix (sugar) to create more even-keeled wines than most at this price point (the 2017 clocks in at a refreshing 13.2 %).
We’re also thrilled with what they do in the cellar. Brian follows an old school, traditional recipe, namely indigenous-yeast fermentations, minimal cellar work and neutral French/American oak barrels (as opposed to cheap industry standard woodchips). This care and attention clearly shows and we’re not surprised about the striking level of success Broadside has gained because of it. In turn, Brian and Stephy are the new poster children for affordable well-made California wine…we couldn’t be more excited for their hugely promising future.