2015 Cabernet Franc
The vineyards at Pride Mountain Vineyards possess the ideal conditions for ripening Cabernet Franc, and this wine is always one of our most unique and special offerings. The final cuvée is dense and delicious, with flavors of plum, blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, rose and sandalwood. On the palate, it possesses Pride’s signature “unctuousness” – a roundness and opulence in the mid-palate that balances the weighty finish of our Mountain wines.
Our Cabernet Franc is planted on some of our steepest hillside terraces and slopes where the weak soils are able to adequately stress this vigorous grape variety, limiting its shoot growth and concentrating its flavors into tiny berries. While the 100% Cabernet Franc tasted delicious in barrel, we found that blending in 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot added dimension and complexity to the wine.
|Blend:||90% Cabernet Franc
7% Cabernet Sauvignon
|Release Date:||August 2017|
Vinous: March 2018
The 2015 Cabernet Franc is terrific. Deep, pliant and super-inviting. The flavors are brisk, precise and nuanced in this super-expressive, layered wine. Finesse and silkiness rather than power are the signatures. Bright red-toned fruit and floral notes give the Franc notable energy. What a gorgeous wine this is.