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E99 Red No. 3 2017

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$49.00 per Bottle
 

Vineyard Designation

Santa Barbara County

Vineyards

Star Lane (Happy Canyon), Kimsey (Ballard Canyon), Stolpman (Ballard Canyon)

Production Notes

54% New French Oak 46% Neutral French Oak

Winemaker Notes

I cannot believe we are already releasing E99 No. 3, our annual Cabernet based blend. In 2017 the vines were particularly stingy, yielding pea sized berries, tiny clusters and a meager crop. Quantities on this bottling are unfortunately super low, but the flavor meter is turned to high. The juice that came from these small clusters is full of power and flavor. This opaque juice marinated in 54% New French Oak for 19 months before being gently bottled, unfined and unfiltered. We added a dollop of Syrah for aromatic intrigue, and co-fermented our Cabernet with 10% Petite Sirah for added color, power and structure.

Wine Profile

Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Composition 59% Cabernet Sauvignon 31% Syrah 10% Petite Sirah
Alcohol % 15.5
Size 750 ml