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While the Brander Vineyard has long been renowned for our Sauvignon Blanc, we are also very proud of our distinctive, classically Bordeaux styled Cabernets. This 2018 vintage offers gorgeous, pure fruit, with attractive, translucent dark ruby color in the glass. Aromas of ripe strawberry, cherry and raspberries with soft velvety finish.
Appellation: Los Olivos District, Estate
Composition: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc
Aging: 14 months in French Oak barrels, 25% new
Production: 686 Cases
In 1975 the Brander Vineyard became the first in Santa Barbara County to plant Cabernet Franc. This bottling is 100% from the original 1975 planting. It demonstrates Cabernet Francs exotic herbal perfume and firm structure. Deep garnet in color, great structure, this wine opens with a nose of violets, lilacs and dried currants.
Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
Aging: 10 months in neutral French barrels
Production: 120 Cases
A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Merlot, our 2019 Bouchet (in the Saint-Émilion region of Bordeaux, the name refers to Cabernet Franc) reflects our passion for producing beautifully balanced, classically-styled wines. An opaque ruby in color, the nose shows violets and cherry while the structured palate showcases blackberries and soft tannins. Pair this with a rib eye steak, lamb chops, or a hearty penne pasta with homemade ragu sauce.
A very limited edition of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Cabernet Franc from our 41 year old vines. The label features the artwork of Oaxacan artist Fernando Olivera (1962-2018).
Composition: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Aging: 14 months in French Oak barrels, 40% new
Production: 35 cases
In addition to producing Bordeaux style varieties, Los Olivos also proves to be a great area for the production of Syrah. Our Los Olivos District Syrah is fermented in small bins, punched down by hand, gently pressed, and then matured in neutral French oak for ten months. On the palate this wine shows notes of blackberries, raspberries, and cassis with a touch of iron and gaminess in the finish.
Our unrestrained Cabernet Sauvignon blend that brings together the best attributes of many different varietals. The bright red up front fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon, the body, depth, and darker fruit of Syrah and Merlot, and the structure and finish of Cabernet Franc and Malbec. An easy bottle to love and will likely be gone in one enjoyable sitting.
Appellation: Los Olivos District
Composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 6% Syrah, 1% Malbec
Aging: 14 months in neutral French Oak barrels
Production: 673 cases
The first estate Merlot since 2004, the 2019 Merlot was produced from a one acre block replanted to Merlot in 2015. Full bodied with the color of ripe plums and opening in the glass with aromas of wild blackberries, cola, cocoa, and violets.
Appellation: Brander Estate, Los Olivos District
Composition: 100% Merlot
Aging: 12 months in one year old French oak barrels.
Production: 74 cases, cork closure
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