You will often hear, "it's what we drink around here" when any Santa Barbarian shares what's in their glass. All 3 of these wines are staple wines & will bring you straight to the heart of our city with each sip.
- 2018 M5 Red
- M5 is Margerum's Flagship wine. It is modeled after top wines from southern Rhone – Châteauneuf-du-Pape . The M is for Margerum & the 5 is for 5 grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Counoise. M5 is a Grenache based blend & has elegance and layers making it a versatile table and food wine. The overlying presence of Grenache flavors initially impacts the palate, followed by a finish complete with hints of jam, cocoa and dark berry contributions of Syrah and earthy Mourvèdre. It’s a “go to” wine since it drinks well with every occasion and almost every type of cuisine.
- 2018 M5 White
- #30 in the Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2020
- Our M5 White is similar to a White Rhône blend like Châteauneuf-du-Pape. M is for Margerum, 5 is for 5 grapes. It has rich with complex flavors, a long finish. You will see a slight straw and golden hues with a viscosity that clings to the glass as it is swirled. M5 White has a full, round and pleasing with ample acidity to balance the richness that will continue to evolve with time in bottle.
- 2018 Estate Syrah
This is the second wine from our stunning hillside estate property overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley. With steep elevations and diverse low nutrient soils this vineyard is comprised of a combination of clay loam soils and limestone outcroppings on a limestone base.The vineyard is farmed organically, ensuring an environmentally friendly approach to viticulture. Margerum Wine Company has planted a complex array of Syrah grapes with a variety of clones, some own rooted and three blocks co-planted with Viognier. We have five clones: clone 7, Estrella clone, clone 470, Alban clone and clone 877.