Star Lane 2006 Proprietary Red Blend Astral

After recognizing the exceptional quality of the hillside plantings near the top of the Star Lane Vineyard, Jim Dierberg created the concept of Astral and began producing a special wine from these higher elevated hillside blocks. The Star Lane 2006 Astral blends Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc to craft a distinctive Bordeaux-style blend from the Santa Ynez Valley. Black cherry, cassis, violets and dark purple aromatics flirt with the sences, while focused dark berries produce a beautiful core of flavors with hints of mocha and cocoa unfolding on the palate. A gorgeously dense, rich wine that captures one of Star Lane Vineyard's best achievements. [+]