US-TYL-04-17

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Happy Canyon', Tyler

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Happy Canyon', Tyler

Grape Varieties
• 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (To-Kalon clone)

Farming Practices
• Practicing Organic

Terroir
• Sourced from Block 8 of Happy Canyon Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley
• Old head trained vines originate from cuttings of the famed To Kalon Vineyard in Napa
• Loam and river cobble soils

Winemaking
• Hand harvested
• 100% destemmed
• Fermented in oak, open-top fermenters
• Two week maceration on the skins
• Gently extraction using pump overs
• Aged 18 months in French oak (1/3rd new)
• Bottled unfined and unfiltered
• 13.5% abv

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Barbara
Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Tasting Notes

The wine is dark and powerful, with present but supple and polished tannins, and all the great notes of cedar, tobacco, blackberries, coffee, and chocolate that make Cabernet so appealing.

Resources

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Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
2020-08-01
Review:
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon RSW comes from a steep, west-facing portion of the vineyard planted with head-trained To Kalon clone Cabernet. Elegant and restrained in the glass, the 2017 presents an intriguing array of dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, sage and lavender. The 2017 spent 22 months in oak, 2/3rds new.