From the Winery:
This silky-textured wine illustrates the beauty of the blend and tames this varietal into amazing elegance: 1/3 fermented in stainless steel for bright aromatics and zinginess, 1/3 fermented in new French oak barrels for layered textures and persistent flavors and the final third fermented in neutral French oak barrels to achieve marriage and grace. A chic, less herbal style, with little hints of cloves (according to Maya in Sideways!). Intentionally given a few years of bottle age prior to release to assure a seamless entrance onto your palate. Named for both its style and its AVA source, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara. A very versatile crowd pleaser!