2015 Westerly Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2015
Appellation: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
Country: USA-California
Wine Enthusiast: 92
California Grapevine: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :
$24.95

NOW LAST CALL AND ONE STUNNING CABERNET VALUE. THESE GUYS HAVE GOT THEIR ACT TOGETHER, LET'S SUPPORT THEM!!...FYI: $40 AT THE WINERY!

76% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot 10% Petit Verdot 10% Malbec


"Black plum, violet, lilac and a hint of chocolate are well integrated on the tangy yet rich nose of this balanced effort by a winery that recently changed hands. The wine hits the palate with hefty black-cherry, blackberry and elderberry-jam flavors, proving thick and impressive atop chalky tannins." (WE)

"1. 2015 Westerly, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara ($40)-Medium-dark purplish ruby color; attractive, deep, ripe, earthy, dark plum, black cherry, and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of cassis, graphite, and dark chocolate; full body; forward, rich, ripe, deep, nicely balanced, red and black fruit flavors; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very appealing to taste now, though worthy of a few more years of aging. Very highly recommended. 15.5% alcohol; 1,250 cases; blended with 10% Malbec and 4% Merlot; released Fall 2018. (Group Score: 16.4 of 20 points, 2 of 6 first-place votes/2 seconds/0 thirds; My Score: 17 [91 of 100 points], second place) (CGV)

Winery Notes:
Think of trip to your favorite purveyor of fine roasted coffees, and it will mirror your experience when first inhaling the very open and highly pleasurable 2015 Cabernet, whose primary, inviting tiers of mocha/ chocolate/espresso reflect the caramelized oak accents of sexy, extravagant medium-to-high toast French barrels. Never to be outdone or overshadowed, the deep core of dark plum, blackberry and black cherry act as the anchor for all the spicy wood, weighing in dramatically but quite structurally pliable, ready for this evening’s consumption, and not some date far too long in the future. Foodwise, think medium-rare New Yorks topped with truffle butter, and don’t forget a classic steakhouse side dish like asparagus in Hollandaise.