"The confidence gained after several years of working with our vineyard has allowed us to produce a massive yet unbelievably well-balanced wine that reflects both the unique terroir of Star Lane and the dedication of the vineyard and winemaking team. Complex but not complicated, supple yet structured; the 2005 Star Lane Cabernet is a wine that is intellectual as well as very sensual. Aromas of blackberry laced with the notes of sage brush and chaparral that have become the hallmark of our vineyar...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc; 5% Petit Verdot. The Santa Ynez Valley is not the first district that comes to mind when thinking of top-shelf Cabernet, but this deep and densely fruited bottling is just that. From its concentrated nose of cassis, cream and loam to its extracted and incisively varietal flavors, the wine hits all the right marks and ends with a lengthy albeit moderately hot, tannic finish. A half decade of bottle age would be of benefit here.