Ever since we replanted our Ballard Canyon vineyard over a decade ago we’ve missed this wonderful varietal. Deciding we could wait no more, we searched for the perfect Cabernet climate of intense summer heat and low humidity and found in it Vogelzang’s Happy Canyon vineyard. There, in the eastern part of the Santa Ynez Valley, the fruit is grown with meticulous viticulture. A combination of elegance, complexity and balance, this Cabernet Sauvignon truly rules the region!
After the grapes were removed from their stems, they were cold-soaked and then fermented in small, open-top bins; the “must” was punched down by hand two to three times a day. The wine was aged for 16 months in a 100% new French oak barrels. The wine was bottled without filtration in July, 2015, with only 96 cases being produced.
Optimal Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58°F, darkness.
To enjoy young fruit aromas, consume within 1-3 years of bottling date. For extended aging under ideal conditions, consume within 3-10 years of bottling date.
100% Vogelzang Vineyard
Alcohol: 14.3%, pH: 3.60, ta: 0.653 g/100ml