Archive for the ‘Happy Canyon’ Category

2008 Municipal Winemakers Cabernet Sauvignon

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If Charlie Sheen were talking about buying and drinking this wine he would say “WINNING!”  At $27 retail, this wine is a micro production (read: super hand made) from the exciting new Happy Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara County. NOTES: This wine has a deep dark nose that shows oak and minerality.  The palate is […]

2005 Star Lane Astral Cabernet Happy Canyon

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The older of the two Astral wines that we tasted, this bottle showed beautiful bouquet (aromatics developed in the bottle.)  The nose is aromatically giving, showing cassis and blackberry fruits with potent white flowers.  The palate is dense and rich and rests on a well built framework of tannin and acidity.  The wine has a […]

2006 Star Lane Astral Cabernet Happy Canyon

The Astral label is Star Lane’s top production reserve wine and comes from the highest elevation vineyards at their Happy Canyon estate.  This wine is deep in color and trumpets a pure and linear nose that has showy red and blue fruits. The palate is rich and immediately shows good tannins backed by a huge […]

2006 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon Happy Canyon

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The notes for this wine are, unfortunately, going to be short winded.  The main reason for this is that we tasted this wine immediately before tasting several vintages of their reserve wine; Astral.  So, we were gearing up for the main event and I’m afraid that I didn’t have the time to do this wine […]

Barrack’s Piocho 2007 gives us a look at Happy Canyon

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Here is a wine that comes out swinging.  Santa Ynez Valley is home to the one of the smallest and newest AVA in America; Happy Canyon.  At least I’m pretty sure it is still the smallest and newest at this point.  The Piocho label from Barrack is a great way to get a glimpse of […]

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