Appellation: Napa Valley
Fermentation: Open-top fermenters
Barrel Aging: 22 months in French oak (50% new & 50% used once)
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby in color with a hint of purple, this elegant Cab Franc has pronounced aromas of black raspberry, blueberry and wilted roses. Medium to full-bodied, the lush palate reveals a myriad of red and black fruit layers and a hint of chocolate, all with a chewy frame and long perfumed finish that is seemingly endless.
Varietals: 98% Cab Franc sourced from a single vineyard in Napa's Conn Valley located in the western foothills of Howell Mountain near St. Helena. Conn Valley benefits from mountain-influenced cool nights and warm days making for late-season ripening and good acidity. Topped with 2% Cabernet Sauvignon to round out the finish.
Aging Potential: Decant while young and cellar for 10+ years if you'd like.
Production: 73 cases
Silver Medal - 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition