Happy Canyon Vineyards ‘Barrack Brand’ 2006

HAPPY CANYON | CALIFORNIA

Ripe purple plum, black currant and cherry fruit with a dusty earthiness of forest woods, roasted chicory and cocoa. Hints of black pepper and cardamom. A full-flavored Merlot blend structured with ample Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. From the hot inland side of the Santa Ynez Valley. Well defined, big bodied with a silky texture and a lasting finish. The linebacker turned actor — successfully so. A very good wine. (Reviewed 9/26/11)

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Filed under $21 to $50, California, Merlot

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