Three Saints Wines
2007 67 Red Blend
Red Blend •Star Lane Vineyard
California: Santa Barbara County: Happy Canyon
We are simply crazy about today’s Three Saints Wines 2007 67 Red Blend!
Our entire tasting panel was giddy when tasting this wonderful wine. When Agent Red told the panel that the selling price would be less than $20, several panelists visibly swooned. All on the panel agreed that this wine is the finest under-$20 that The Wine Spies has featured all year.
This delectable wine is bold and mouthwatering, loaded with dark fruit and earthen notes that balance each other very nicely. Sweet and softly spicy aromatics make the wine a delight to simply inhale - before taking that first juicy sip.
This is the sort of wine that you should stock up on. Serve it to guests during the holidays, but then keep plenty on-hand as a go-to staple for your casual at-home enjoyment.
Deep, dark, vivid scarlet, nearly perfectly opaque at its heart, transitioning to a slightly lighter red edge.
A delightfully balanced nose of tart black cherry, black currant, brushy Provençal herbs, Acacia wood spice box, American oak, and sweet vanilla spice.
Leading with bold dark fruit notes of stewed blackberry and plum, the palate is rounded out with earthy notes of sweet tobacco, fresh forest floor, and herbal notes of rosemary, holiday baking spice, and pomegranate black tea.
Well structured, with just a bit of fine tannin, this wine has a satisfyingly long finish, with the dark fruit slowly transitioning into earth and spice and leaving you with just a hint of eucalyptus at the back of the palate.
We would recommend a non-traditional meal of a Moroccan spiced vegetable stew with eggplant, cauliflower, and tomato.
What the Winery Says
“67” displays extraordinarily complex aromas of cassis, pipe tobacco, sandalwood, and wild boar brush. On the palate, the wine is exuberant, with fresh cassis, blackberry, and cocoa tones. The integrated fruit is framed by fine-grained tannins, and rewards with a clean finish.
90 Point Review - James Suckling A wine with currants, berries and hints of smoke. Full body, with fine tannins and a chewy finish. Give it a year or two to mellow. Made from 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec.
- Nicholas G. de Luca
- 90 Points - James Suckling
- Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara, California
- Star Lane Vineyard
- Varietal Composition
- 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
About the Winery
Three Saints wines are all crafted from Dierberg Family estate grapes, each grown to reflect the unique characteristics of the three appellations within Santa Barbara County. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines hail from the cool coastal climate of the Dierberg Santa Maria vineyard. Bordeaux and Rhone varietals, which need a warmer climate in order to ripen to perfection are grown in our Star Lane vineyard at the very eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley. In the future, Pinot Noir from our vineyard under development in the Santa Rita Hills will join the Three Saints portfolio.