Ancient Peaks Renegade Paso Robles 2017

Other Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
WE 92
TP 92
CG 90
14.7% ABV
Item # 335023

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750ml
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92 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$26 list] Dark in the glass, this blend of 37% Syrah, 24% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 13% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah is intense in aromas of black fruit, loamy soil and wet herbs. It lands on the palate with a hearty mouthfeel, delivering flavors of black currant, roasted meat, black pepper and toasty oak. Alcohol 14.7%. (Nov 2020)"

92 points The Tasting Panel: "[$26 list] Visiting Santa Margarita Ranch in the southernmost portion of the Paso Robles AVA provides a glimpse of the Old West: A maverick blend of 37% Syrah, 24% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 13% Zinfandel, and 10% Petite Sirah, Renegade reminds us of the rebels and free spirits of that time and place. One can tell there's a wild ride ahead from its inky black-carmine hue and its aromas of fennel root, new leather; slate, and black fruit; however, the lush entry is surprisignly graceful, with peppered blackberry, graphite, and violet. Chalky tannins are reined in by a brushy earthiness, and the finish is big and meaty. (Sep/Oct 2020)"

90 points Connoisseurs' Guide: "[$26 list] While it may account for but slightly more than a third of this blend's mixed cepage that also includes healthy amounts of Malbec, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah, Syrah nonetheless comes through clearly in the wine's ripe and slightly gamy and peppery aromas as well as its substantial, mouthfilling flavors. While, as has been the case in the past, this year's Renegade is little concerned with restraint and is a heady, full-bodied effort that places the emphasis on unabashed richness, it does not cross the line into over-the-top excess and has the structure to age for at least five or six years. Drink it sooner with the likes of braised lamb shanks or hearty hunks of beef, but we would very confidently bet on its future, and, given its modest price, we would bet big. Good Value. (Oct 2020)"

Producer notes: "Renegade comes from Ancient Peaks' estate Margarita Vineyard on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. From missionaries to gunslingers, rough riders to outlaws, a colorful cast of characters has traversed the ranch’s rugged terrain since the 18th century. In that spirit, Ancient Peaks has made an intensely flavored blend that pushes the envelope and resists conformity, adding an adventurous twist to the family of wines. Defiantly bold and daringly elegant—this is Renegade."
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$26 list] Dark in the glass, this blend of 37% Syrah, 24% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 13% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah is intense in aromas of black fruit, loamy soil and wet herbs. It lands on the palate with a hearty mouthfeel, delivering flavors of black currant, roasted meat, black pepper and toasty oak. Alcohol 14.7%. (Nov 2020)"

92 points The Tasting Panel: "[$26 list] Visiting Santa Margarita Ranch in the southernmost portion of the Paso Robles AVA provides a glimpse of the Old West: A maverick blend of 37% Syrah, 24% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 13% Zinfandel, and 10% Petite Sirah, Renegade reminds us of the rebels and free spirits of that time and place. One can tell there's a wild ride ahead from its inky black-carmine hue and its aromas of fennel root, new leather; slate, and black fruit; however, the lush entry is surprisignly graceful, with peppered blackberry, graphite, and violet. Chalky tannins are reined in by a brushy earthiness, and the finish is big and meaty. (Sep/Oct 2020)"

90 points Connoisseurs' Guide: "[$26 list] While it may account for but slightly more than a third of this blend's mixed cepage that also includes healthy amounts of Malbec, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah, Syrah nonetheless comes through clearly in the wine's ripe and slightly gamy and peppery aromas as well as its substantial, mouthfilling flavors. While, as has been the case in the past, this year's Renegade is little concerned with restraint and is a heady, full-bodied effort that places the emphasis on unabashed richness, it does not cross the line into over-the-top excess and has the structure to age for at least five or six years. Drink it sooner with the likes of braised lamb shanks or hearty hunks of beef, but we would very confidently bet on its future, and, given its modest price, we would bet big. Good Value. (Oct 2020)"

Producer notes: "Renegade comes from Ancient Peaks' estate Margarita Vineyard on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. From missionaries to gunslingers, rough riders to outlaws, a colorful cast of characters has traversed the ranch’s rugged terrain since the 18th century. In that spirit, Ancient Peaks has made an intensely flavored blend that pushes the envelope and resists conformity, adding an adventurous twist to the family of wines. Defiantly bold and daringly elegant—this is Renegade."
Product SKU 335023
Producer Ancient Peaks
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Varietal Other Red Blends
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 37% Syrah, 24% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 13% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
ABV 14.7%
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