Crown Point Vineyards Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Relevant Red 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara|
|Brand||Crown Point Vineyards|
The 2018 Relevant is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot from younger vines and blocks on the property, and it is still aging in barrel. Deep ruby, if offers classic cassis, cedar, graphite and crushed boysenberry aromas with hints of Chinese Five Spice and licorice. The palate is medium to full-bodied with concentrated but fresh fruit character, a finely pixelated frame and seamless freshness, finishing long and super classy. 900 cases are expected to be made.
Functioning as the second wine of the estate (meaning younger vines and blocks that didn't make the selection for the top cuvée), the 2018 Relevant checks in as 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot that spent 22 months in barrel. Beautifully pure cassis, violets, flowery incense, and spice notes all emerge from this beauty, which is soft, supple, layered, and just impossible to resist. It's an opulent, sexy wine that certainly doesn't taste like a second wine at this point.
Creamy aromas of blueberry, cassis, caramel and fudge meet with floral hints of violet and a subtle savoriness the nose of this blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. It's suave and lavish on the palate, loaded with jammy black-fruit, caramel and chocolate-mousse flavors, with a touch of espresso bean providing balance on the finish.