2005 Suendero

2005 Suendero

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Suen•de•ro [swen-dé-ro] n. derived from “Sueño Sendero” or the “Dream Path”

Suendero is a Meritage bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and Petit Verdot (20%). The name Suendero signifies “The Dream Path,” celebrating the wine’s origins amid the magical terrain of Adelaida Springs Ranch in the rugged coastal mountains west of Paso Robles. Here, at an elevation of 1,500 feet and just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the ranch’s small vineyard unfolds along steep calcareous soils composed of ancient sea beds. These hillside soils, combined with reliable marine breezes, enable us to craft a nuanced wine that mirrors the evenness and elegance of a modern style blend.

Enjoy now through 2015.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Dark garnet
  • Aroma: This well-structured wine unfolds with notes of wild strawberry, black currant and blackberry, in addition to vanilla and coconut aromas from the oak barrels.
  • Taste:  The dark fruits re-emerge on the palate with blueberry and fresh black raspberry dominating, as well as oregano and green peppercorn supported by toasted oak tannins and a balancing acidity that provides a long finish.


  • 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, November 2008
  • Gold Medal, 90 Points, “Exceptional” Cellar Selection - Beverage Testing Institute 2008 World Wine Championships
Other Notes
"This is an inviting and complex wine that will prove rewarding for many years" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 26 — Sep. 28, 2005
18 months in 63% new French oak, blend assembled after 10 months, 8 additional months after blending
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