Cabernet Franc’s grapes produce delicate flavors of red cherries, raspberries, and sweet tobacco.
We enjoyed a mild winter in 2018. Most nights, the temperature stayed above zero, and only minor amounts of bud mortality
were reported. April was quite cool which kept the buds tight, but a warm May ushered in bud break and a new growing
season. Though June was typical, overall conditions through July were dry. Early August ushered in warmth and humidity
with above average overnight lows. On August 14th and 15th the area received over 11 inches of rainfall, causing widespread
damage, and this wet weather continued through October. The poor weather increased disease pressure dramatically,
presenting challenges not seen in many years, but after more hand sorting than average, the resulting fruits were robust and
reflected the high quality for which we’re known.
Our Cabernet Franc underwent 61% spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tank, 39% fermentation in open top bins and was aged nine months in neutral French oak barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
Savor this vintage with roast chicken and Anjou pears with melted blue cheese crumbles, vegetarian lasagna, or red lentil soup.
Release Date February 14, 2020