A Cabernet Revival in Santa Ynez Valley

Two novices find a groove with an old favorite in Santa Barbara County
Aug 6, 2015

Jeff Tanner and Rob DaFoe, among others, are making impressive gains with Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the eastern reaches of Santa Barbara County. It's a new twist on an old story. In the 1970s, Cabernet was foremost on the minds of Santa Barbara vintners, but for a long time the wines offered more promise than results, and failed to inspire. Now a few from the eastern end of Santa Ynez Valley are making a modest revival.

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