The 2009 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.


Varietal Composition
  • Syrah (46%)
  • Malbec (31%)
  • Petit Verdot (23%)
Harvest Date
  • October 3 (Syrah)
  • October 7 (Malbec)
  • October 28 (Petit Verdot)
Aging Regimen
  • 18 months in French and
    American oak barrels
Final Analysis
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • TA: .69
  • pH: 3.70
Cases Produced - 1,014


The 2009 Renegade opens with generous aromas of red fruits with accents of boysenberry, coffee and tobacco. Bold, brambly flavors of black cherry, plum and cassis anticipate notes of cocoa and vanilla bean. A Syrah-inspired meatiness envelops the palate, while juicy acidity and smooth tannins are seamlessly integrated into a long, balanced finish.

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