Arden discovered Grassini with her family while in college. Her parents are huge fans of not just the wines but the property and hospitality as well. If you are ever wine tasting in Santa Barbara County Grassini is certainly a must-see, must-taste winery.
“We believe the old adage that great wines begin in the vineyard. High-density planting, vine crop reduction…hand-training and careful timing of the pick come together to produce the soft tannins and overall balance of the structure, vineyard acid levels, beautiful aromatics and an elegant mouthfeel in the resulting wine. The 2013 Grassini Family Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is comprised of a number of small vineyard blocks. Each lot from the various block is fermented separately in small batches to ensure proper fermentation temperatures.” – Grassini Family Vineyards
“This Estate Cabernet Sauvignon represents the best of Happy Canyon’s moderate 2013 growing conditions. Aromas of coffee, coconut and mint, accompany dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry, while vanilla and caramel coat the palate. The powerful fruit, balanced with soft tannin and acidity, creates a luscious mouthfeel and beautiful finish.” – Grassini Family Vineyards