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2016 Barrack Family Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux White Blend
Appellation
Happy Canyon of Santa Barabara
Alcohol %
12.6

2016 Barrack Family Blanc

Bordeaux White Blend, $36
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SKU: BARBL16
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2016 Barrack Family Estate Blanc

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HAPPY CANYON OF SANTA BARBARA

ESTATE GROWN, HAPPY CANYON VINEYARD

68% Semillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc, 12.6% Alcohol.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our Barrack Family Estate wines our made from the highest quality fruit on our property.  The semillon comes from Alaia's block and is the perfect mix of courtly and zeal. The Sauvignon Blanc fruit is one of the rock star fruits from our property and sourced exclusivlye from Davey's block.  Our low nutrient, high mineral content soils produce a lean package that result in a complex and powerful white wine.  The 2016 vintage brought a warmer then average spring and early summer balanced with the warm days and cool nights of July and August.  The conditions allowed for small berries, with average yields.  The fruit reached perfect physiological ripeness retaining natural grape acidity resulting in very balanced wines with low alcohol and rich concentrated varietal flavors. The Semillon was fermented in our cold room, racked and then matured for 10 months in one new 600 liter Demi-Muid Taransaud French oak barrel and one new 225 liter Quintessence French oak barrel. Half the wine went through malolatic / secondary fermentation which provides a richer and rounder mouthfeel. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented, racked and matured in all neutral French oak barrels. Due to excellent vintage conditions the resulting wine has perfect balance with nice acidity, low alcohols, and precious tannins. The wine is concentrated and intense, yet round and beautiful. The wine was bottled in July of 2017 and released in the fall of 2017.

TASTING NOTES

The finished wine exhibits floral aromas with a hint of brioche toast, honeysuckle, figs and a zesty citrus note. The Sauvignon Blanc provides a lift and perfect accompaniment to the Semillon with varietal aromas of grass and tropical fruit. The wine shows pear and apple with nice wood tones with creaminess on the mid-palate that gives way to a bit of zesty lemon and a hint of vanilla. It delivers a very rich mouth feel with a good acid backbone. Smoothly balances energy and weight and finishes with excellent clarity and mineral-driven persistence.  

CASES PRODUCED

222 Cases

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