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Collusion Paso Robles

Collusion Paso Robles Wine Details

Description: This wine is not quite a conspiracy, but it's certainly a collusion of like-minded varietals in the pursuit of a remarkably complex and integrated wine. The 2005 Collusion is a blend of Malbec (57%), Cabernet Sauvignon (28%) and Petit Verdot (15%) that showcases Margarita Vineyard's exceptional synergy with Bordeaux varietals. A deep, inky hue anticipates warm, toasty aromas of blueberry, leather and fine tobacco. Layered flavors of black cherry, blueberry and cassis glide smoothly across a rich, balanced texture. Hints of cedar accompany ripe tannins on a long, structured finish.

Varietal Definition
Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, this grape is among the "big six" for red wine grapes. Malbec is typically a medium to full-bodied red wine. Ripe fruit flavors of plums and blackberry give it a jammy characteristic. The tannins are typically a bit tight and the earthy, wood-like appeal makes for a fairly rustic wine. Malbec goes well with roast meats such as chicken or turkey. It should be served at 58F and can be aged for up to 5 years typically.
Petit Verdot:
Petite Verdot is one of the five noble Bordeaux varietals, essentially acting as the nuts and bolts in most Bordeaux blends. With intense color and racy flavors, this wine possesses elements of pencil shavings, dark fruit presentation and a subtle complexity, which can be appreciated by even the most discerning palate.
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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