"Lastly, the 2013 Range 30 West Happy Canyon Of Santa Barbara is comprised of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc that saw 22 months in French oak. A rich, sexy, ripe and forward effort thatâÄôs geared for near term pleasure, itâÄôs loaded with notions of plums, black currants, licorice, chocolate and smoked herbs. Drink this beauty anytime over the coming 4-6 years."
54% Merlot from Vogelzang Vineyard
56% Cabernet Franc from Starlane and Vogelzang Vineyards
Fruit is 100% whole berry destemmed into small lot fermenters where each lot undergoes cold maceration for 3 days followed by 15 to 21 day active fermentation with pump-overs twice daily. The individual components arre blended prior to bottling after aging in French oak barrels (70% new) for 22 months in French oak Taransaud and Nadalie barrels. (550 cs)
â€śRange 30 Westâ€ť is the US Geographical Survey designation for this area of Happy Canyon where they source their Bordeaux varietals.