2017 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

750 ml
Vineyard Location:
harvest date:
final composition:
97% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
finished wine:
Alcohol: 14.7% | Ph: 3.68 | Total Acidity: 6.5g/L
barrel type:
75% New French Oak, 25% once used French Oak
barrel time:
21 months
bottling date:
August, 2019
All the fruit was hand and optically sorted, destemmed and crushed with high whole berry content. After cold soaking for 3-4 days, they were fermented for 21 days with the maximum temperature of 86 degrees in small open top fermenters with the emphasis being gentle. The malolactic fermentation took place in the barrel. The wine was racked two times, blended and bottled in August of 2019.
tasting notes
Here is a wine that many of you have had, just not by itself as it has been in our Cabernets and Mosaiques. It is the wine that brings texture with notes of violets, blueberry, plum and cedar to the Cabernet party. It is soft and silky smooth. It is fruit first and tannin second. In its youth, try it over two days to watch it fill out and gain complexity the next day. We anticipate it will easily age 7-10 years with proper cellaring.