Vineyard Notes: Our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc is sourced from a neighboring vineyard located at an elevation of 1800 feet. In 2001, two blocks were planted to a single French clone, 214 on two different rootstocks to match the soil profile. With just under 1 acre total of the cabernet franc, this is a very limited release.
Winemaking Notes: The fruit was harvested separately on September 27th and October7th, 2014 . The grapes were destemmed and the whole berries cold-soaked for 2 days prior to fermentation. The wine spent a total of 18 days on the skins before the free-run wine was settled and racked to barrel for malolatic fermentation. The wine spent 18 months in French Oak barrels of which 40% were new.
Tasting Notes: Rich aromas of bing cherry, blackberry jam, caramel, brown sugar, and dusty cocoa. The chewy sweet fruit tannins greet the palate and lead into a soft and rich lingering finish.