Lucas & Lewellen Hidden Asset, Red wine, Santa Ynez Valley 2017
Choice lots of Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Franc were blended into Hidden Asset – a complex, rich, silky and elegant wine. Aromas and flavors include raspberry and pomegranate with a hint of spice. The wine is lush and jammy with velvety chocolate tannins and a lingering finish.
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.
Los Alamos Vineyard: Santa Barbara County AVA, 280 acres. This vineyard was originally planted from cuttings brought over from Europe more than 40 years ago. Located in a valley on an alluvial fan consisting of well-drained, moderately acidic, clay loam soils, with up to 25% shale fragments, it is ideal for growing Rhone, Burgundian and Piedmontese varieties.
Serve at room temperature with red meats, beef stew, lamb or various other hearty dishes.
Producer: Lucas & Lewellen
Region: Santa Barbara County
Wine Composition: 32.5% Malbec, 30% Merlot, 26% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, 2.5% Cab Franc
Total Acidity: 6.04 G/L
2017: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 1, 2019
2017: 90 Pts Gold Medal - LA International Wine Competition
2017: Gold Medal - Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
2016: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 1, 2018