$42 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
Star Lane is owned by Jim and Mary Dierberg, two bankers who also own a winery in Missouri. . .of all places. They acquired the property for Star Lane in 1996 in Santa Barbara County; in 2009 the region was designated as the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbera AVA. The Dierberg’s companion label is Dieberg Vineyards.
The ’07 Star Lane Estate red blend is sold out at the winery.
Winery Tasting Notes: “This wine blossoms with a nose deeply evocative of Santa Rosa plum, crème de cassis and blackberry which are given complexity by wild sage and chaparral. The mid-palate is marked by a strong mineral presence with a chalky, savory richness joined to round fruit and notes of Moroccan spice. Structure and balance are given by a bright spine of acidity.”
Blend: 54% cabernet sauvignon, 29% cabernet franc, 7% merlot, 7% syrah, 2% petit verdot and 1% malbec
Cases Produced: 4,100, produced to celebrate the winery’s 10th anniversary
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