This 2015 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 seven 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 the 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: 2015 yileded an extremely small crop. My two 5-ton contracts yeilded 3.58 tons instead of 10. Small clusters with tiny berries produced a dense concentrated wine.

Flavors developed early in the ripening cycle and we picked all our Cabernet in September, which is unusual as we normally pick in October and November.

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Happy Canyon

SKU: 31015
$36.00Price
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  • VINEYARDS

    63% McGinley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

    31% Star Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

    6% Curtis Vineyard Petit Verdot

    AVA: Happy Canyon

     

    HARVEST
    September 12 - 23, 2015
    Sugar: 23.9 Brix

    BOTTLING

    April 16, 2017

    WINE
    Alcohol: 13.7%
    Total Acid: .66
    pH: 3.47
    Dry

     

    10 barrels, 30% new oak

    16 months in barrel

    Production: 247 cases

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