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2010 Three Saints Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara County, USA

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Wine Notes

Depending on the vintage grapes might be sourced from Happy Canyon or Santa Ynez Valley. Indicative blend: Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $22   From: $17   To: $27

Search Rank 8246 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 8246th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 11746th

Price History for 2010 Three Saints Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara County, USA
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every win ...more


Region
  • Santa Barbara County occupies a roughly rectangular area at the southern end of California's Central Coast region. Its southern and western boundaries are formed by the Pacific coastline as it deviates from its south-easterly course, veering first south towards Lompoc and Point Arguello, then east from Point Concepcion to the port town of Santa Barbara (the county seat). Since America's winemaking renaissance in the 1960s and 1970s, Santa Barbara vineyards have been increasingly successful with each vintage. They now produce some of the most sought-after (and most expensive) wine grapes in California, almost half of which are sold to wineries based outside the county.

    The county's topography consists mostly of coastal hills and river valleys. From the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Mountains in the south and west to the hills of the Los Padres National Fores ...more

  • The Central Coast AVA in California covers the long stretch of coastline from San Francisco Bay south to Santa Barbara, and reaches inland from the Pacific Ocean to the borders of the Central Valley. The climate and topography vary enormously across this immense region, making it impossible to generalize about win...more

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