2019 Cabernet Franc

2019 Cabernet Franc

2019 Cabernet Franc

The Cabernet Franc grapes come from the Alegria Vineyard just south of Healdsburg in the Russian River Valley appellation. The vineyard is made up mostly of ancient field blends from the 1800s. The Cabernet Franc was planted in 1990. This is a fairly cool climate for Cabernet Franc and the idea was to make a light bodied wine that embraced the herbal and floral qualities of the grape.

Vinification

The grapes were picked in late September with a modest brix level. We fermented the 2019 in two separate lots. One was a whole cluster fermentation in a tank and pressed gently by foot once a day to keep the top fresh and release some juice. This results in a partial carbonic fermentation. The other lot was whole cluster into clay amphora. Both fermentations were pressed separately to neutral oak barrels and blended prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes

The 2019 Cabernet Franc is full of purple floral aromatics, dried cherries and crushed herbs.

$35 750 ml