2018 Ragtag Wine Co. Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon (Elsewhere $46)

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This is a single vineyard Cabernet from Dos Robles Vineyard in the El Pomar sub-region of Paso Robles. The vines were planted in 1994 and are really in their prime at 25 years of age. The vines are planted a steep hillside with slopes up to a 30% grade. A very small production of just 10 barrels (250 cases) were made. The wine aged for 18 months in 40% new French and American oak, with the remainder in neutral barrels. This is big, powerful, inky Paso Robles Cabernet with great structure and length on the palate.

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By: Thomas Smith | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/5/2023 | Send Email
As much as I love both California Cabernet and the wines of Paso Robles, these days I’m finding it harder to make the case for Paso Cabernet. They’ve alway represented good quality, but particularly in the last ten years or so, I’ve seen a lot of producers increasing their usage of Oak influence to an almost hyperbolic level. Yes, the level of ripeness you get from Cab in Paso can take a bit more of it, but I feel there’s a number of producers who have jumped the shark on the level of oak, overshadowing the fruit expression and balance of the final wine. That’s what is excellent about this bottling of Ragtag Cabernet. This is a totally new producer to me, and what I love about this wine is that it definitely has Paso Robles soul, but without crossing the line on Oak. The concentration of fruit here is deep and velvety, with sweet cherry fruit, fig preserves and blackberry coulis. The profile is smooth and sleek, accented with just enough Oak to add spice and complexity without overwhelming the fruit. This is the best executed wine I’ve had from Paso in a long, long time.

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/4/2023 | Send Email
Stop what you're assuming about Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and take a long look at this one. Although it has velvet smooth big black fruits, it also has acidity (care of some nice minerals) and light tannin with cedary spice. Nicely savory overtones to balance the rich dark cassis and boysenberry fruits. Another one of those great bargains that Ryan seems to be finding these days. Will likely not last long, inventory wise.

By: Carlo Delgado | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/4/2023 | Send Email
Fresh aromas of blackberry, black plums, blackcurrant, fig, rosemary, violet, nutmeg, hint of cedar. On the palate, juicy dark berries, black fruits, savory dried spices, and a spicy, refreshing finish. This powerful single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, maintains it's balance and freshness through ample acidity, and structure through well integrated use of French and American oak. What a delicious value at this price!
Top Value!

By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/26/2023 | Send Email
Wow! This is one serious bottle of Cabernet! From a single vineyard in El Pomar District of Paso Robles. The vines here at Dos Robles Vineyard were planted back in 1994 on a steep, rocky hillside. It's a powerful Cabernet with plenty of pure fruit and structure. Bright notes of crème de cassis, elderberry, huckleberry, smoky spices, hints of cigar box. Really pure and refined on the palate. Powerful and dense but with excellent balance and definition. I taste a LOT of Cabernet as part of my job, most of them much more expensive than this...but I actually sat down and drank this one with my family at dinner. The wine is polished enough to enjoy right now, but I think it will also age beautifully for 8-10 years. Very impressive wine from a small producer that bottled just 250cs of this Cab. Our winery-direct deal brings it to you for a price that is way lower than the quality of the wine would suggest. The big luxurious bottle, beautiful label design, and waxed cork make this a great gift bottle too.
Top Value! Drink from 2023 to 2033

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