80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc
75% of the grapes were harvested from vineyards within the Happy Canyon AVA with the balance of the fruit coming from sites in the Solvang area
mixture of loam and clay loam soils with yellow chert and cobbles
Fermented in small, open topped fermenters, as well as larger tanks using native yeasts
Aged 16 months in predominately neutral, French oak. 15% new
The Ground Effect Cabernet shows nice ripeness of rich, dark berry and stone fruits with hints of herbs and spice. It's has a beautiful palate impression with depth and intensity of flavor while remaining bright on the finish. Predominately Cabernet Sauvignon with a small amount of Cabernet Franc.
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