Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Barbara, California
Layered with notes of black currant, spearmint, bacon, and smoked cedar planks, this wine seems to change almost by the second. It is plush, both in aromatics and in mouthfeel, with blueberry, violets, kirsch and creme de cassis joining notes of tobacco and cola. A Truly Californian Cabernet.
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Recommended serving temperature: 60 - 65F
Recommended food pairings: Braised Beef Short Ribs, Beef Tenderloin, Brisket, Steak, Meatballs, Roasted Duck, Venison, Lamb
Being employed at a vine nursery has its perks. In planting and planning vineyards for grape growers throughout California, 32 year old winemaker Andrew Jones finds himself with access to small lots of fruit from amazing places and interesting people. His “Field Recordings” are his personal records of those people and places, captured in bottle for you to experience. “Fiction” wines are his own stories extracted from those same sites. Andrew’s book is filled with unfined, unfiltered wines and an obvious preference for old, own-rooted vineyard sources.
Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara County is home to over 100 wineries located within a patchwork of microclimates, terrains, small villages, and rolling rural hills, with a handful just a few blocks from the beach. The modern era of grape and wine production started here in the 1960’s and grew dramatically over the last decade. Beautiful resort style wineries can be discovered adjacent to small boutique operations.
Santa Barbara Wineries, https://californiawineryadvisor.com/regions/santa-barbara/