About 2016 Crown Point Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon:
This wine posses an energy and freshness that indicate a long life ahead of it. Recommended drinking window: now through 2036.
The 2016 Crown Point Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon is a full, rich, and beautiful wine that beckons both the nose and the palate with the sense of textural generosity and aromatic complexity. Blue and black fruits are beautifully woven through its powerful core of minerality, accented by subtle notes of cocoa and toasted spices.
Total time in 225 liter French oak barrels was 26 months.
In keeping with tradition, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from multiple blocks on the estate, from a range of clones that all contribute different expressions of the variety to the wine.
Harvest Date: September 23 – October 7, 2016
100% estate grown and bottled. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec.
All of the blocks were harvested and fermented separately. The individual components were blended after 12 months in the barrel. Total time in 225 liter French oak barrels was 26 months.
About The Winery:
Crown Point Vineyards is located in an idyllic location 12 miles north of the Pacific Ocean, nestled between the Santa Ynez coastal range and the San Rafael mountains. The vineyard benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate, perfect for growing a diverse range of grape varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Sauvignon Blanc.
The stress-inducing rocky soil, combined with the climate, creates a unique balance ideal for producing exceptional wines. Crown Point Vineyards is committed to sustainable viticulture practices, ensuring that the grapes are grown in harmony with the environment. This approach results in distinguished wines that showcase the terroir of the vineyard and reflect the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.
The centerpiece of the Crown Point estate is a beautifully retrofitted horse barn that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art winery. Located in the heart of the estate, the winery is surrounded by 45 acres of planted vines, defining the property as a true estate vineyard.
Inside the winery, visitors will find an impressive display of French oak barrels alongside upright wooden oak fermenters. These traditional methods of winemaking are combined with modern technology, including concrete fermenters and stainless-steel tanks.
The winery’s design and equipment reflect Crown Point’s commitment to quality and sustainability, ensuring that every step of the winemaking process is carefully managed to produce exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir of the vineyard.
Roger Bower, an entrepreneur and rancher from Texas, is the owner and visionary behind Crown Point Vineyards. In 2012, Roger encountered this site with a distinct southern-facing slope planted to a multitude of varieties planted decades ago. Enticed by the vineyard aspect buoyed by coastal proximity, he replanted the site to feature Cabernet Sauvignon selections that thrive within the warm climate on the eastern edge of Santa Barbara County.
Roger’s entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to quality have made Crown Point Vineyards one of the most respected wineries in Santa Barbara Wine Country.