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Gold Medal Wine Club
5330 Debbie Road, Suite 200
Santa Barbara, California 93111
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Cimarone Estate Wines, Santa Barbara County

Special Selection - Happy Canyon AVA, Santa Ynez Valley

The Three Creek Vineyard that provides the fruit for Cimarone Estate’s wines is a perfect example of modern research providing an excellent locale for an exceptional growing program. The Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara County is actually on an east/west axis, with the heat being concentrated on the eastern side.

The soils found there are excellent for growing grapes, and in particular those varietals of the Bordeaux nature. The land possesses all the elements of an ideal vineyard locale: rocky, well-drained soils, steep hillsides, and south-facing slopes. The benefit to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and other Bordeaux varietals who crave sun and heat is almost unbelievable. These varietals require long hang time and little rain to allow them to mature and develop their intense characteristics.

While the Central Coast isn’t particularly noted for Bordeaux varietals, a vineyard such as Three Creek Vineyard has begun to change many opinions within the wine industry. This excellent example of micro-climatization will continue to produce exceptional fruit and set lofty standards for the new AVA.

  1. Cimarone
    2011 Sauvignon Blanc
    3CV Estate
    Santa Ynez Valley


    Special Selection
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