Ballard Canyon Estate, 2016

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We named Anacapa after one of the eight Channel Islands located off of California's Central and Southern Coast. Distinct from the other islands, Anacapa, at high tide, is actually three islets, "East", "Middle" and "West". As the Pacific recedes, though, the islets transition into one island. Our Anacapa wine is sourced from three distinct grape varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. As the juice is blended, it transitions to one entity; a stunningly elegant and complex Bordeaux style cuvee.

Our 2016 Anacapa captures aromas of nutmeg, clove, dried blueberries and coffee beans, and is accompanied by flavors of black cherry, dried canberry, and cocoa. This Bordeaux style wine yields a beautiful texture of lush, velvety tannins, and provides an elegant well-rounded finish.

Optimum Storage Conditions:
Constant temperature, 55-58° f, darkness

Aging Potential:
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.

Merlot (25%), Petit Verdot (25%), Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)

RUSACK Vineyards (50%), Vogelzang Vineyard (50%)

Bottle analysis:
Alcohol 13.6%, pH 3.59, ta 0.744 g/100ml

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