Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that Judy Aron set her sights on right from the beginning—not only because she has a personal affinity for Cabernet wines, but also because the grape is suited to the distinctive growing conditions of the Templeton Gap. Here, a pronounced marine influence favors an even-weight style that is evocative of Bordeaux.
Terroir & Winemaking
Our dry-farmed Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon block spans three steeply pitched acres along the southwest side of our hilltop estate. In this block, we are blessed with the type of calcareous limestone soils that are coveted by winemakers worldwide, as evident in the whitish rocks that are scattered throughout the vineyard. Rocky shale is also prevalent in this block. This soil profile, combined with the sloping aspect of the terrain, produces defined varietal flavors with evenness and elegance.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon winemaking approach borrows from European tradition, favoring evenness over aggressiveness in matters such as oak influence and tannin profile. The wine is unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling, then matured in the bottle for up to one year prior to release to ensure optimal enjoyment. The final blend is always 100-percent estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
AronHill Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its vivid varietal character and nuanced complexity. Aromas of black cherry telegraph rich, dark flavors on the palate. Natural acidity adds length and structure, while notes of bing cherry and black pepper emerge on the finish.