Carr Cab Franc
Carr Winery Cabernet Franc Camp Four Vineyard 2010: Though not technically in the Happy Canyon appellation, Camp Four Vineyard acts very much like that warmer eastern corner of the Santa Ynez Valley, where Bordeaux varietals done in the regional style seem to nicely embrace the more herbal, even pleasantly vegetal side of the equation.
This Carr expression does just that, weaving in a bit of green pepper with ample spice, leather, and freshly broken chocolate bar flavors. You can try yourself during the Salsipuedes Street winery’s “Friday Night Flight,” which features cab franc on September 27, but not before pinot noir on September 6, syrah and grenache on September 13, and sangiovese on September 20. There’s also an art show on September 14.