2016 Santa Barbara County Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon comes from East end of Santa Ynez Valley. Due to hotter temperatures and mineral terroir, this micro-climate enables the grapes to produce concentrated flavor. Here, Bordeaux varietals thrive in the warm summer months leading up to harvest. With nightly cooling from the Pacific Ocean, our Cabernet grapes benefit from a long growing season. The wine was cellared in small Francois Freres French oak casks for an average of 10 months before bottling.
Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is bolder than ever with black-fruit focused aromatics, a rich, velvety mouth feel balanced by a palate of juicy plum; lush and complex layers of espresso, black pepper, chocolate and black currant; pairs perfectly with steak au poivre or beef rib eye and parmesan polenta cake.