2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Happy Canyon is located in the north-east Santa Ynez Valley and is one of six Santa Barbara County AVAs. It is described as a bucolic canyon of hillside vineyards. Differentiated from the rest of Santa Barbara County, it has decidedly hotter temperatures and a high-magnesium mineral terroir.
These unique factors and the micro-climate make this area suitable for producing Bordeaux varietals with concentrated flavors and a ripe fruit quality that has been difficult to achieve in the cooler areas of Santa Barbara County.
Winemaker, Bruce McGuire, looks to the warmer temperatures of Happy Canyon to produce the 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Happy Canyon has quickly made a name for itself by producing big, bold, concentrated red wines, and fruit driven white wines. The 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon uses grapes from Star Lane Vineyard and McGinley Vineyard. These continuous vineyard sites provide plenty of warmth and elevation.