Sourced from premium Happy Canyon Vineyard fruit, each year's release of Cabernet Sauvignon is exciting for us as an expression of this singular AVA within our valley. The vineyard block itself is an amazing sight—a giant sloped hillside rising steeply from the ground high into the Santa Ynez Valley atmosphere. The soil is equally unique, with large cobbles of serpentine stone that force grapevines to dig deep and struggle for sufficient nutrients and water, which produces low-yields and high-quality fruit.
As usual, our 2019 vintage strikes the perfect balance between ripe and underripe fruit tones. The nose reveals notes of black plum, roasted jalapeño, and pine needle. On the palate, a fine-grained tannic structure reveals dark, rich tones of black currant, plum skin, and cinnamon. It’s a wine that will stand up to a steak, but also pair well with lighter dishes too.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Cabernet Sauvignon
VINIFICATION: Fermented on skins with 3 week extended maceration
AGING: Aged in 60% new French oak for 22 months
PAIR WITH: Wild game, stuffed bell peppers, beef tenderloin
CASE PRODUCTION: 200
PRICE: $52 Retail / $44.20 Club
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