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Lucas & Lewellen Cote del Sol Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Cabernet grapes for “Cote del Sol”, our reserve-level Cabernet, are hand-harvested from the south facing side of the vines only, which grow on a narrow, 22 row slope on the winery’s Valley View Vineyard. This Cabernet is then co-fermented with Syrah from the same vineyard, which adds a spicy, jammy note to the oak infused wine. Flavors of plum, cassis, and dried herbs overlay rich tannins and an opulent finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The vineyards of Lucas & Lewellen are located in the three principal wine grape growing regions of Santa Barbara County: the Santa Maria Valley, the Los Alamos Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. These valley vineyards benefit from a transverse mountain range topography, an east-west orientation which channels cool ocean air from the Pacific into the coastal valleys. Warm days and cool nights produce a long, gentle growing season. Cote del Sol is crafted from grapes grown in the Valley View Vineyard.

Valley View Vineyard:
Santa Ynez Valley AVA, 40 acres. This warm climate vineyard slopes gently toward the Santa Ynez River and features well drained fine sand and gravely loam soils. The lower elevation of this south-facing vineyard produces what many consider Santa Barbara County’s best Cabernet Sauvignon.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with red meats, beef stew, lamb or various hearty dishes.

Producer: Lucas & Lewellen
Region: Santa Ynez Valley  
State: California
Country: USA
Wine Composition: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Syrah (Co-Fermented)
Alcohol: 14.5%  
Total Acidity: 6.47 G/L
pH: 3.54

Press Highlights

2017: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2020
2016: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2019
2015: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 1, 2018
2015: 92 Pts ‘GOLD MEDAL’  – L.A. Int’l Wine Competition
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 1, 2018
2013: 92 Pts ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ - Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 1, 2018
2012: 92 Pts ‘EDITOR’S CHOICE’ - Wine Enthusiast, July 1, 2016

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