Two Notes is a new partnership between New York Sommelier/singer Kristen Lee Sergeant and Grammy award-winning saxophonist Ted Nash. The duo met while working as musicians but soon found they shared an interest in the world of wine. They set out to create their own wine project and soon found what they were looking for in Santa Barbara, in the charmingly named Happy Canyon AVA.
Warmer than other areas in Santa Barbara, Happy Canyon is known for producing Rhône and Bordeaux varietals rather than Pinot Noir, as in the neighboring territories. It is here they teamed up with an up and coming winemaker (who can’t be named, due to obligations to another winery) to produce Two Notes.
The result is a balanced, food-friendly wine, fermented with native yeasts and aged in used French oak. Unobscured by new oak or excessive manipulation, this wine is a restrained and elegant expression of California Cabernet Sauvignon.