Les Compagnons, Good Boy Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley, California 2008
The Santa Ynez Valley is famous for its concentration of wineries in Santa Barbara County. The western section benefits from the moderating effects of the Pacific, and is dominated by Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
As one follows the Santa Ynez River east increasing altitude, vineyards experience higher temperature fluctuations and a warmer overall climate. In this environment, Syrah and Cabernet are dominating wineries in the area.
This Santa Ynez Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of plum and cassis with a refreshing minerality. This wine boasts a strong body and smooth character, its flavors consistent with the classic Cabernet. The finish is long and pleasantly fruity.