Amid neat stacks of lumber and re-bar you finish tracing the blueprints of the deepest vault. As the sun rises you roll up your plans and pocket the architect’s pencil. Outside, the silver Jaguar is waiting, scented with Venezuelan cacao, dragon-fruit leather and smoke from your driver’s Capri. You sink into the back seat and the car pulls away just as the construction crew arrives for the morning shift.
Vineyard: White Hawk
AVA: Santa Barbara County
Aging: 50% once used, 25% new and 25% neutral French Oak barrels