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The 2010 Renegade comes from our estate Margarita Vineyard on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. From missionaries to gunslingers, roughriders to outlaws, a colorful cast of characters has traversed the ranch’s rugged terrain since the 18th century. In that spirit, we have made an intensely flavored blend that pushes the envelope and resists conformity, adding an adventurous twist to our family of wines. Defiantly bold and daringly elegant—this is Renegade.
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-Wine & Spirits
“90 POINTS…Delicious dark fruit and savory notes.”
-International Wine Review
“STARRED REVIEW…88 POINTS…Range and richness.”
-Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine
The 2010 Renegade is composed of Syrah, Malbec and Petit Verdot from Margarita Vineyard. The Syrah comes primarily from block 47, where the varietal achieves a velvety dark fruit character. The Malbec comes from Block 45, a southwest-facing hillside with shallow shale soils that produce sparse, intensely flavored clusters. The Petit Verdot hails from Block 44, a gentle incline planted to two clones along a ribbon of sandstone and rocky shale, bringing a firm texture and vivid varietal character to the fruit.
The winemaking vision of Renegade is to craft a rich, boldly flavored wine with structure and finesse. The Syrah offers a core of dark, luscious fruit with notes of spice. The Malbec contributes a juicy, mouthwatering texture, while the Petit Verdot adds structure, intensity and fullness.
The 2010 Renegade is loaded with generous dark fruit aromas accompanied by notes of blueberry, violets, toasty oak and smoked bacon. The palate exhibits deep fruit intensity balanced by a lively texture, with complex flavors of blackberry, black cherry, plum, cocoa, clove spice and vanilla bean.
The 2010 Renegade is a favorable match for a variety of richly flavored dishes. Recommended pairings include smoked lamb chops, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, herb-crusted filet mignon and grilled venison.