This 2013 vintage is from a low vigor block in the warmer Happy Canyon appellation, on the Los Padres side of Hwy 154. Happy Canyon, located in the north-east Santa Ynez Valley, is one of six Santa Barbara County AVAs.
It is described as a bucolic canyon of hillside vineyards. Differentiated from the rest of Santa Barbara County, it has decidedly hotter temperatures and a high-magnesium mineral terroir.
These unique factors and micro- climate make this area suitable for producing Bordeaux varietals with concentrated flavors and a ripe fruit quality that has been difficult to achieve in the cooler areas of Santa Barbara County.
Winemaker's comments: Our best example of Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon. A 50 day extended maceration builds texture and length to an already dense fruiy
Suggested Retail 50.00/750ml
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Statistics | Bottle | Label | Bottle + Glass
Oct. 8, 16 2013
Sugar: 25.2 Brix
75% Star Lane
4% Petit Verdot Curtis
25% new French oak
Total Acid: .67
Bottled: April 21, 2015
Production: 90 cases