Star Lane Vineyard

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9157 ratings
8.914 pro ratings
Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Julian Mercado

Co-Founder CorkExclusive

9.4

Cab, franc, pet vedot. Good stuff

Cab, franc, pet vedot. Good stuff

2 people found it helpfulSep 11th, 2014
Chris Carabell

This cab is great to drink now or lay down. May not compete with high end Napa cab but has a great price point. It's a blend of cab, cab franc and petit Verdot. Good steak pairing, especially with a blue cheese crumble. High and dry with a nice finish. Would age nicely. Ten years to play with this wine.

This cab is great to drink now or lay down. May not compete with high end Napa cab but has a great price point. It's a blend of cab, cab franc and petit Verdot. Good steak pairing, especially with a blue cheese crumble. High and dry with a nice finish. Would age nicely. Ten years to play with this wine.

2 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2014
Wineshout 💀

Happy to try this Santa Barbara Cab from Happy Canyon! Not as murky many Napa Cabs can be but just as intense. Still too young.

Happy to try this Santa Barbara Cab from Happy Canyon! Not as murky many Napa Cabs can be but just as intense. Still too young.

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2016
Ryan Stewart

Inky, black color with thick legs. Aromas of tea leaves, tobacco, sage, dried cherry, plum, vanilla, elderflower, wet earth, licorice, and other dried herbs. Medium + body and tannins. Cherry compote and other black fruits on the palate. Still has considerable room to improve with bottle age. Excellent Santa Barbara Cab!

Inky, black color with thick legs. Aromas of tea leaves, tobacco, sage, dried cherry, plum, vanilla, elderflower, wet earth, licorice, and other dried herbs. Medium + body and tannins. Cherry compote and other black fruits on the palate. Still has considerable room to improve with bottle age. Excellent Santa Barbara Cab!

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.6

A restrained and old world style with nice aging potential. The nose was well integrated but lacked defining characteristics for me. The palate was ripe with firm but round tannins and present acidity. Graphite along with just ripened black fruit. Opened nicely with time in the glass. #starlane #happycanyon #santabarbara #cabersauvignon #malbec #california #usa #ctbucklinwine

A restrained and old world style with nice aging potential. The nose was well integrated but lacked defining characteristics for me. The palate was ripe with firm but round tannins and present acidity. Graphite along with just ripened black fruit. Opened nicely with time in the glass. #starlane #happycanyon #santabarbara #cabersauvignon #malbec #california #usa #ctbucklinwine

Apr 13th, 2017
Charles Fairbanks

The beginning.... Silky texture, balanced, concentrated, richness on finish with remarkably integrated tannins. And still young!

The beginning.... Silky texture, balanced, concentrated, richness on finish with remarkably integrated tannins. And still young!

Nov 14th, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.3

Yeah!

Yeah!

Jul 19th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

Some dried cherry and plum fruit in the nose with hints of licorice and tobacco spice and a zesty finish nice length and balance a good bit of earth through the finish

Some dried cherry and plum fruit in the nose with hints of licorice and tobacco spice and a zesty finish nice length and balance a good bit of earth through the finish

Mar 6th, 2014
Ryan Stewart

Dark ruby color. Violets and cherries on the nose. Toasted oak and vanilla combine with cassis on the palate. Nice integrated tannins with a long finish.

Dark ruby color. Violets and cherries on the nose. Toasted oak and vanilla combine with cassis on the palate. Nice integrated tannins with a long finish.

Sep 30th, 2013
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Black cherry sage spice of well integrated and it is full and savory

Black cherry sage spice of well integrated and it is full and savory

Apr 21st, 2016