Region: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery: Grimm’s Bluff
Taster: Matt Kettmann
This wine from Rick Grimm and winemaker Paul Lato shows stunning potential for this new vineyard. Blackberry, thyme, black pepper and crushed slate aromas lead to a tremendously savory, umami-packed palate, where bay leaf and stewed mushroom notes envelop a core of blackberry and black currant fruit. The structure is solid, and the finish is long and strong.