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

 


 

Vintage 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown

Vintage 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown

Baehner Fournier Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Mild cedar aromas are lightly lifted by hints of mint over a foundation of cocoa, black cherry and dark plum. Flavors continue with plum, pomegranate and mint. Long, soft tannins linger with a touch of black walnut and blond tobacco.

Steve Clifton-Winemaker

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is the most balanced of the 2013 vintage wines from Baehner Fournier. Raw, powerful and not yet fully formed, the 2013 is going to need time in the bottle to fully come together. Dark plum, cherry, herb, smoke, chocolate and tobacco gradually unfurl in the glass, but the tannins remain powerful and imposing. It will be interesting to see what time brings here.

– Antonio Galloni Vinous August 2015 89-90
– San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016 Bronze Medal

Retail price:

$34/bottle
$340/case
154 cases produced

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2016 Merlot Estate Grown

Santa Ynez Valley AVA, 89% Merlot/11% 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 2016 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 24 months in 20% new French oak has resulted in a polished, glossy mouth feel and subtle aromas of coffee and mocha.

Pomegranate, black berry and mission fig are immediate, mild sandalwood, mint and rosemary follow. Dark plum and black plum skin flavors on the pallet.  A spicy cinnamon and nutmeg finish.

Winemaker Steve Clifton

 

Retail price:

$34/bottle
$340/case

48 cases produced

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Solus – Vintage 2012

The 2012 Solus has really come together nicely since I tasted it a year ago. Dark cherry, plum, mocha and spice are all pushed forward in a pliant, expressive wine to drink young, while the flavors remain vibrant.

– Antonio Galloni August 2015

Retail price:

$34/bottle
$340/case
154 cases produced

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V3 – Vintage 2012

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The 2012 V3, Baehner Fournier’s top bottling is terrific. Deep, layered and beautifully expressive throughout, the 2012 has turned out nicely. A distinctly forward, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine, the 2012 offers tons of depth, with silky tannins that wrap around a core of silky red-fleshed fruit. Hints of smoke, tobacco and licorice add further nuance on the finish. This is a strong showing for a property that is headed in the right direction.

Score 92

— Antonio Galloni August 2015

Retail price:

$42/bottle
$420/case

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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

 

 

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