The Broadside Merlot is sourced from Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles, a SIP-certified sustainable vineyard in the heart of the appellation. The Broadside label is a project of husband and wife team Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi, who also have a Paso-based Italian wine label under the name Giornata, as well as their own Pastificio in Paso's Tin City. Stephanie is an award-winning viticulturist, Brian is a talented winemaker. Together with assistant winemaker Kevin McDonald, the team is bringing delicious, affordable Merlot back to the people!
The Broadside wines are harvested early, to retain acidity and freshness that warm-climate wines can sometimes lack. The juice is bright, and plummy, with just a hint of toasted almond spice from 100% neutral oak. Great on the porch with friends on a cool night, with a juicy rib roast,or firm, fruity cheese.