2017 Cabernet Franc

2017 Cabernet Franc

2017 Cabernet Franc

Our one acre block of Cabernet Franc has provided us with another harvest of exceptional fruit, creating a wine of outstanding quality. The 2017 Estate Cabernet Franc boasts a gorgeous deep ruby color with aromas of black berry and black cherry complimented with hints of violet, cedar and wet earth. The rich palate continues to impress with complex flavors of ripe plumb, blackberry, and black tea with hints of vanilla and hazelnut. The mouthfeel shows off refined tannins and an incredibly long fruit filled finish.

  • Vineyard: The fruit for this wine is estate grown and comes from one unique hillside block in the eastern foothills of Rutherford. Planted in 1994 in the volcanic soil, known as Rhyolite, this bloc produces intensely flavored, small clusters with concentrated, small yields.
  • Harvest: October 3, 2017 (Prior to fires)
  • Barrel ageing: 19 Months French Oak (35% new)
  • Bottling: May 3, 2019
  • Alc: 14.5%
  • TA: 5.33g/L
  • pH: 3.91
  • Blend: 95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Production: 238 cases
  • Release Date: February 1, 2021
$85 750 mL