2019 Land of Saints Cabernet Franc, Santa Barbara County, CA

Price: $18.99

Land of Saints is a collaboration between Angela and Jason Osborne (A Tribute to Grace Wine Company), and Manuel Cuevas (C2 Cellars). The name comes from Jason’s roots in Cornwall (also known as the Land of Saints) but is also a play on California’s many Saintly cities (Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, etc.). For them it is a way connecting their roots from one side of the globe to the other. Like its namesake, their Cabernet Franc takes the typically heavy side of California Cab Francs and marries it with the subtle style usually found in France. Aged for 11 months in neutral barrels, this wine shows a blend of red and black fruits with a hint of herbal tones. It’s still young, so give it a chance to breathe and reveal its full potential.