The 2019 Cabernet Franc opens with cherry blossom and raspberry, followed by kirsch notes and hints of espresso bean. The Cabernet Franc and Merlot combine in perfect harmony throughout a finish that showcases refined tannins and a post rain minerality.
The 2019 vintage brought us lots of winter rain, fairly frequent fog events in the spring, and a mild summer with just a few short heat spikes. Uneventful fall weather allowed for extended hang time, and our last fruit came off the vines November 1.
64% Spring Mountain District Yverdon Vineyard
17% Diamond Mountain District Wallis Vineyard
13% Howell Mountain W.S. Keyes Vineyard
6% Mount Veeder Mt. Brave Vineyard
95 POINTS Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, June 2022
79% Cabernet Franc
22 Months in French oak,