Lot 433 2012 Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon

Lot 433
2012 Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon

A Santa Barbara County Cabernet that rivals Napa Valley in quality.
  • California State Fair Gold Medal
Right out of the bottle, Lot 433 delivers enticing aromas of exotic spice and brooding back plum. There are profound layers of black licorice and cola with high tone florals, making for one of the more complex aromatic structures of any wine we have offered. On the palate it’s at first dense and structured but soon lays out with pure fruit framing plush tannins for an expansive and savory mouth feel. Perfectly lush and hedonistic, with smoky raspberry and floral pastilles rounding out the juicy/spicy lingering finish.

Style: Full, Bold

Flavors: Plum, Raspberry, Spice

Cam Confidential
Set deep in the Santa Ynez Valley, McGinley Vineyard in Happy Canyon is THE spot for growing Cabernet that rivals Napa in quality. Perched high atop a knoll in the middle of the Canyon, McGinley’s vines have only a few feet of low nutrient topsoil before running into clay hardpan that forces the roots to grow laterally. This low-nutrient environment stresses the vines, leading to smaller clusters and more intense flavors and aromas.