Heady and dense, massive juniper rock candy gratitude for all things petrichor, sangria, and crusty cherry pie caked in ice cream. A green melange of peppery briar translates straight into the mouth, ridiculously concentrated, a black knight of extraction and ripeness at one with every “OMG that’s a huge Cab-franc” metaphor in your vocabulary. Positively chewy all the way into the Big Red finish, this thing’s 15-oh if it’s a day.
Brick Barn is a stunning new place right IN Buellton just a half-click off the 101. An old horse stable restored to wine-making and event duties, no expense was spared and it shows. Rob DaFoe is at the production-helm now, but I believe Bruno d’Alfonso made this wine before completion of the winery. Correct me if you know better.
2015 BRICK BARN WINE ESTATE Cabernet Franc Reserve Santa Ynez Valley Santa Barbara County 14.8