US-TYL-05-17

Claret 'Happy Canyon', Tyler

Claret 'Happy Canyon', Tyler

Grape Varieties
• 85% Merlot
• 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
• 5% Petit Verdot

Farming Practices
• Practicing Organic

Terroir
• Sourced from Happy Canyon Vineyard
• Santa Ynez Valley AVA
• Clay 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
• 12.9% abv

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Barbara
Variety:
Blend - Bordeaux
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
2020-08-01
Review:
The 2017 Claret is a new Merlot-based wine. Bright red fruit, crushed flowers and dried herbs shape this mid-weight, aromatic red. Dollops of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot round out the blend. The 2017 was aged mostly in neutral oak.