Crown Point 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County
The 2016 Crown Point Cabernet Sauvignon is a full, rich, and beautiful wine that beckons both the nose and palate with a sense of t
Roger Bower, the owner and visionary behind Crown Point, purchased the property after recognizing its potential to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Crown Point is a true vanguard in the region, crafting premium wines that rival the best throughout the world.
His winemaker, Paris born, Bordeaux-trained Simon Faury has studied and helped produce wine in Piedmont, Bordeaux, Australia's Yarra Valley, Mendoza in Argentina and Napa Valley, working with esteemed names as Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, Domaine de Chevalier, Cantina Rizzi, Robert Mondavi, Bodega Michel Rolland, Harlan Estate and Merryvale Vineyards.
In 2017 Bower engaged globe-trotting super-consultant Philippe Melka as part of his commitment to constant improvement and excellence.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec. Blue and black fruits jump from the glass an are woven though a powerful core of minerality with subtle notes of cocoa and toasted spices. Drinkable now or can be cellared for 10+years.