Star Lane Star Lane Star Lane "Astral" Red Blend Happy Canyon Download PDF

Winery Star Lane Vineyard
Varietiesnearly 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Petit Verdot & Cabernet Franc
Farming Practicespracticing organic
Soilssand and loam
Year Vines Were Planted2005
Fermentationin stainless steel
Maturation22 months in 70% new barrels (French Oak)
Item NoT05891-12
Bottle Case6
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Santa Barbara County
Star Lane

“When searching for our best barrels and lots for Astral, over the years we have found ourselves gravitating toward own-rooted vineyard blocks. Most wine is grown on root species different than the above ground material... Knowing pressure from this pest is reduced in our area, we have taken the risk to revisit what it might have been like to taste wine from those vines of 100 years past. We have observed that the vines do behave differently, and so does the wine. Namely the fruit permits longer skin contact without over-extraction, promotes classic Cabernet flavors with rich California textures, and integrates new oak at a much higher percentage allowing for increased complexity and age ability.” -Winemaker’s notes