Our Oyster Ridge cuvée honors an outcropping in our estate Margarita Vineyard that never fails to astonish. Here, large white oyster fossils are literally spilling out of the ground, fostering the type of calcium-rich soil that is coveted by winemakers worldwide.
Each year, this cuvée comes from superior sections of the vineyard that are fastidiously farmed to maximize the fruit’s potential and meet the standards of the Oyster Ridge program.
The final blend is assembled from only those barrels that exhibit exemplary complexity, structure and aging potential, often resulting in an unconventional union of varietals.
This brings us to the 2014 vintage, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (51%), Merlot (36%), Syrah (5%), Petite Sirah (5%) and Malbec (3%). The mouthfeel of this wine is broad and plush, framed by luscious accents of new oak. Lively acidity and long tannins converge with impeccable balance on a sleek, structured finish