2019 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc
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Cabernet Franc
Spring Mountain District
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2019 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc

91 Points--Robert Parker

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Tasting Notes:
Plum, boysenberry fruit with allspice, caramel, fennel aromas rounded out with cocoa powder and notes of cherry cola.  Bright dark fuit flavors with rich, candied black cherry leading into a broad mid-palate with a long, lingering finish laced with caramel and baking spices.

Growing Season: 2019 Long, warm summer and mild finish to the season

The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The long, warm summer saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. Volume is looking to be about average to a little less than average. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.
Harvest Date:  October 24, 2019
Harvest Brix: 27.00


Hand-harvested, picked at night

Gently de-stemmed and whole berries transferred to stainless steel
Cold soaked for 48 hours
Inoculated with D21 yeast and fermented for 18 days on the skins
Free run juice drained from tank, settled for 24 hours then racked to barrel
Aged for 22 months in French oak barrels, 50 % new
Coopers: Nadalie, Vicard
Bottled August 2021
Composition- 95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon