66% Cabernet Sauvignon / 34% Syrah
Aged 24 months in new and neutral French Oak.
Medium bodied, smooth tannins with aromas of blackberry, black cherry and a cigar box.
A blend first championed in Australia. It's a racy wine with it's rich and layered flavors combined with an aweseome explosion of fruit flavors treats you to a long satisfying finish. Luscious! A great compliment to pasta bolognese, grilled meats and more!
Happy Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blocks 8 & 9, Happy Canyon Vineyard and Brick Barn and Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard Syrah. Happy Canyon Vineyard is comprised of ancient upland soils, primarily clay loam, riddled with cobbles of chert and serpentine. These deposits were swept down the canyon over thousands of years then uplifted and weathered for thousands more. The result is shallow, low-nutrient topsoil. In this environment, the vines are stressed for nutrients and water. Root growth and vine vigor are limited, ensuring smaller vines and low yields, a perfect combination for growing intensely flavored grapes.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Fermented in 4 hectoliter open top insulated fermenters in our cold winery. This allows for a long cool (low extraction) maceration and darker fruit retention. Punched down three times daily. Pressed slightly sweet to allow for both primary and secondary fermentation to complete in barrel.
Food Pairing Notes
A great compliment to pasta bolognese, grilled meats and more!