2013 Conway Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon
Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon
Conway Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, 2013
Our inaugural vintage of Conway Santa Barbara County Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing aromas of Blackberry, Cassis, Vanilla, and sweet floral notes. Firm tannins add structure and complexity to rich layers of Blackberry, Dark Chocolate, and Plum.
Each bottle of Conway Wine Represents our Family's passion for producing excellent wines that are meant to be shared and enjoyed by all.
Harvest took place on several dates between October 5th and October 18th of 2013 according to grape maturity and optimum ripeness. All fruit was de-stemmed and sorted through a Pellanc, which is a state of- the-art sorting system designed to gently and accurately separate undesired stems from the grapes. Primary fermentation was completed in stainless steel tanks. The wine was racked to barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 16 months in 30% new French oak barrels and 70% neutral barrels.
Granted AVA status in 2009, the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara appellation is quickly gaining popularity within our region and elsewhere. A sub-ava within the Santa Ynez Valley and the greater Santa Barbara region, Happy Canyon experiences the warmest temperatures in the valley. This micro-climate is ideal for growing Bordeaux varietals. The soil type is a mixture of loam and clay loam with red and yellow chert and serpentine cobbles. Historically, the area gets it name from the prohibition era, when simple alcohol was produced nearby. Local lore has it that people would “take a trip up Happy Canyon” to purchase moonshine.
85% Happy Canyon, 15% Santa Ynez Valley
85% Cabernet Sauvignon (Starlane and Coghlan Vineyards Happy Canyon),
15% Merlot (Estelle Vineyard SYV)
Harvest dates- 10/5/13 through 10/18/13
Average brix 24.6