El Pistolero wines are produced and bottled at Chateau Margene, located in the Creston District of the Paso Robles AVA
El Pistolero Wines
Exceptional wines at a tremendous value.
El Pistolero wines begin in the vineyard where our vines are meticulously maintained to produce superior quality fruit. From the winemaker at Chateau Margene, these wines are crafted with demanding standards. In the vineyard: limited yields, deficit irrigation, shoot thinning and hand picked. In the winery: dual sorting to remove all leaves and shot (undeveloped berries), gravity flow processing (no crushing or pumping) to open topped 1-ton fermentation bins, hand punchdown into 100% French oak barrels.
Grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced exclusively from the Paso Robles AVA and all of our Pinot Noir grapes are exclusively from the the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA in Monterey County.
In today's shifting economic climate, it's nice to know that you can purchase superior wines that don't break the bank. One sip and you'll be coming back for more!
What the Critics Are Saying
Wine Enthusiast Magazine December 2015 2013 El Pistolero Pinot Noir Rated 94 points and "Editors Choice"