2007 Three Saints "Sixty-Seven" Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Red
A wine with currants, berries and hints of smoke. Full body, with fine tannins and a chewy finish. Give it a year or two to mellow. Made from 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec.
*Good Value* Here is a sturdy, Cabernet-based blend that plays to complexity more than outgoing fruit. Its themes of cherries and dried currants are laced with soy, loamy earth, graphite and a touch of spiced meats, and it comes across as a burly, slightly sinewy, extracted wine of more substance than grace. While its ample tannins dictate a clear need for patience, they are never more than the wine can support and should slowly ease over the next six to eight years as increased complexity arrives.
This Bordeaux blend has so many things going for it... a great value from a great vintage with a touch of bottle age, this savory and complex red is drinking extremely well. Exclusively sourced from Three Saints' estate Star Lane Vineyard, the wine is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot & 1% Malbec. It was aged for 9 months in 60% new French (Taransaud) oak. From the winery: "Sixty-Seven displays extraordinarily complex aromas of cassis, pipe tobacco, sandalwood and wild boar brush. On the palate, the wine is exuberant, with fresh cassis, blackberry, and cocoa tones. The integrated fruit is framed by fine-grained tannins and rewards you with a clean finish."