Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival

Join us at the 12th Annual Jazz & Olive Festival Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at Lavinia Campbell Park in Downtown Los Olivos. We will be pouring our Award Winning Wines.

Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend April 21-24, 2016

We will pour our barrel 2016 Rose’ de Merlot, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon at the Festival Grand Tasting Saturday, April 23, 1-4 PM.

The Good Life on the Solvang Wine Trail will offer tastes of all our current wines to Santa Barbara Vintners’ VISA holders the entire weekend from noon to 5 PM.

Santa Barbara Wine Auction March 16th 6:00 PM

We and many other members of the Santa Barbara Vintners are pleased to host one of the many dinner tables for this sold out event at Bacara Resort & Spa benefiting Direct Relief.

 

Buellton Chili Fest March 16th

We are looking forward to a fun afternoon March 16th noon to 4 PM when we pour our wines at the Buellton Chili Fest!

SOMM:INTO THE BOTTLE Premiere & Wine

Join us and 11 other wineries for this event 2:30 to 6:00 PM Saturday January 16, 2016 at The Bacara Resort & Spa.

Tickets $80 at nightout.com

 


 

2013 Merlot Estate Grown

Santa Ynez Valley AVA, 83% Merlot/17% Cabernet Sauvignon

Merlot, the most widely planted red grape in the Bordeaux region of France, reaches its apogee of quality on the Right Bank of the Gironde River in the Pomerol district. There, often blended with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, it produces wines much appreciated for their juicy black plum and boysenberry flavors; soft, bushy textures; and moderately tannic backbone. Planted in gravelly-clay soils, Merlot in Pomerol is, above all, known for its immediate charms and remarkable ability to evolve and develop with bottle age. At Baehner-Fournier, it is this very particular expression of Merlot to which we aspire.

Made of 100% estate grown grapes from the Baehner-Fournier Vineyards, our 2013 Merlot expresses the sand and gravelly-clay terroir of 2 radically sloped, northeast facing blocks, planted in soils very similar to those found in Pomerol and in the neighboring  St. Emillion. Fruit, picked at moderate levels of ripeness, is destemmed and gently crushed to small open top fermenters and, after a 3 day cold-soak, spends an average of 18 days on skins to best extract the intense flavors and aromas that the estate vineyard produces. Aging for 19 months in 20% new French oak has resulted in a polished, glossy mouth feel and subtle aromas of coffee and mocha.

Aromas of sweet Bing Cherries mingle with sage, hints of clove, nutmeg and dried flowers. On the palate dried cherries blend with flavors of black currant and spice. Long soft tannins create a plush backdrop to the fruit.

Winemaker Steve Clifton

Antonio Galloni Vinous 89
San Francisco Chronicle 2016 Wine Competition Silver Medal

Retail price:

$34/bottle
$340/case

48 cases produced

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BFV The SOMM Journal August/September issue

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Garagiste Festival: 4th Annual Southern Exposure February 13th and 14th, 2016

Come see us and taste all of our current releases on Saturday February 13th 1-5 PM as we participate in the 4th Annual Garagiste Festival at the Solvang Veterans Hall.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/garagiste-festival-4th-annual-southern-exposure-tickets-20005998480?ref=gh

 

 

Our Story

The Story of Baehner Fournier Vineyards Founded 2001

2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Vogelzang Vineyard

baehner fournier 2013 SAUVIGNON BLANCMade from one row of grapevines at the Vogelzang Vineyard in the Happy Canyon region of Santa Barbara County, our Sauvignon Blanc benefits from custom farming and a close collaboration between vineyard manager and winemaker. Known for its warm to hot daytime temperatures and only slight maritime influence, the Vogelzang Vineyard tends to produce wines that reflect this warmth and typically feature creamy citrus and melon notes. Grapes harvested in the cold hours before dawn are pressed whole cluster directly to a small stainless steel tank to settle overnight. The clear juice is then transferred to neutral French Oak barrels to ferment naturally with its own yeast.  The wine is allowed to ferment and develop on its own for 6 months in neutral barrels and bottled in the spring to capture the purity of the fruit and all its energy.

Hints of Meyer lemon mix with Kaffir lime, straw and white flowers. This is a leaner more focused version of Sauvignon Blanc, with bright aromas that evoke the sunshine with which the Happy Canyon appellation is blessed. On the palate, spicy flavors of white pepper, cherimoya , and lemon curd blend with lichee, lemon grass and mace.  Enjoy this wine with fresh seared sea scallops, roast chicken and asparagus dishes and Salads de Jeur.

Steve Clifton
Winemaker
154 cs produced

The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyard is striking. Peach, melon, spices and white flowers are laced together in a rich, ample Sauvignon built on texture. Sweet floral notes from the Musque clone add an exotic flair on the finish.

Antonio Galloni Rating 89

Retail price:

$25 per bottle
$250 per case
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