Cabernet Franc 2019
$50 / Bottle (750ml)
Bright and spicy, our Cabernet Franc celebrates the savory. We embrace this variety’s characteristic green notes, pairing them with vibrant red fruit and light silky tannins. Stemming from our deliberate and restrained approach to winemaking, this small-lot wine is a vivid reflection of both our estate vineyards and the vintage.
The dormant season was wet with much more rain than usual before the skies cleared in April, just in time for budbreak. The weather in May was surprisingly cool and rainy again, slowing down the vine growth and serving as a harbinger of the roller-coaster growing season that followed. The summer months alternated between warmer and cooler than average, but, thankfully, the daily high temperatures rarely exceeded 100°F. September was warm and sunny, providing the perfect finish and all the grapes were in by mid-October.
Alluring aromas range from fresh red fruits to enticing earthy notes. On the palate, the expressive flavors of cherry and raspberry are lifted by hints of fresh herbs. A lively and balanced structure leads to a savory finish.
Winery Chef Chris Kennedy suggests pairing this versatile wine with our Spiced Lamb Burger with Roasted Garlic Spread. This Cabernet Franc pairs wonderfully with the artful combination of spices, rosemary, and roasted garlic spread in this elevated take on the classic burger.
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