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Ballard Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

America, California Wine
91 TA

Rich Cabernet with spicy aromas typical of the Paso Robles area.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Central Coast
Producer Ballard Lane
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Sirah, 1% Merlot
¥2,640  (incl. tax)

Rich Cabernet with spicy aromas typical of the Paso Robles area.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Central Coast
Producer Ballard Lane
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Sirah, 1% Merlot
Production

Vinification

Aged 12 months on American & French oak 100% Malolactic fermentation

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Primary boysenberry, raspberry, cassis and ripe cherry with hints of Paso Robles dust and baking spices. Broad, fruity entry with ripe black and red berry fruits, balanced with some richness on the mid-palate and finesse with admirable persistence and round tannins.

Pairing

Pairs well with a wide range of grilled meats, from burgers to the finest steak. A perfect wine for pizza, BBQ or to accompany an artisanal cheese plate.

Press
91The Tasting Panel
Producer

Producer Description

Symbolizing the diversity of the Central Coast

A former Wells Fargo stagecoach stop, the town of Ballard was founded in 1880 with lofty dreams of being a future metropolis. But sometimes history has a different plan. While Ballard is the oldest community within the famed Santa Ynez Valley on California’s Central Coast, it’s also the smallest, despite the dreams of its founders.

Ballard was named for William Ballard, who ran the Wells Fargo station from 1862 to 1870. Although Ballard served as the connection point between rural and seaside communities, it never grew in mass like its neighbor Santa Barbara and is now much as it was over 100 years ago.

Today, Ballard is a combination of a sleepy village and an upscale bedroom community. The surrounding area is noted for its thriving and well-respected wine industry and was featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “Sideways.” Vineyards, coastal bluffs and ranches merge seamlessly together through roads the locals call “lanes.” Ultimately, many of these paths end up in Ballard.

The Ballard Lane wines are a reflection of the Millers, a Central Coast family who has farmed the area for five generations. Their proprietary knowledge of the climate and terroirs of the Central Coast are reflected in each bottle of Ballard Lane wine.

John Crandall
John’s curiosity for grape growing & winemaking has led him to become an enologist, winemaker & college lecturer. John received a Bachelors of Fermentation Science from the University of California Davis and began his career at Cambria as an enologist. Over the next few years, John was promoted to Assistant Winemaker & Winemaker. John then moved on to help Meridian Santa Barbara Chardonnay become one of the top Chardonnays in the United States.

Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code BL181520
UPC 818013011773