Three Saints 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Ynez Valley

Three Saints’ 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Dierberg family’s Star Lane Vineyard, located at the far east end of the Santa Ynez Valley, in both the warmest and highest elevated position within the appellation. Nestled against the slopes of the San Rafael Mountains, the site and climate mimic those of the best properties in Bordeaux, France and make an ideal home for Three Saints’ Cabernet Sauvignon. A Gold Medal Wine Club Special Selection, this wine is an exciting find – considering the caliber of premium grapes sourced, the recently completed state-of-the-art gravity flow winery, and the renowned winemaking efforts of Nick deLuca and Andy Alba. The 2006 Three Saints Cabernet Sauvignon is beautifully subtle with elegance, class and sophistication. Extraordinarily complex aromas of sandalwood and wild briar brush are freshened by Santa Cruz blackberry and violet notes. On the palate, the wine is firm, fresh and striking. The ripe, luscious blackberry fruit flavors are framed by fine-grained tannins and a remarkably long finish. [+]