2020 Cabernet Franc

Enticing flavors of wild strawberry, plum, blackberry, graphite, sandalwood and violets.  The texture is lush and mouthcoating with fine-grained tannins that frame the showy finish.  Just a lovely, nuanced, seamless wine.  This offering is the closest we have ever come to bottling 100% cabernet franc, with just 3% cabernet sauvignon and 1% petit verdot added, both from our County Line vineyard block that snakes along the Sonoma County side of the Napa-Sonoma county line on our property.

There was no public or mailing list release of this wine due to its extremely limited production.  While the majority of our red grapes had been harvested prior to September 28, 2020, when the Glass Fire swept over us, only a tiny amount of cabernet franc had been picked and smoke rendered the fruit still on the vine unusable.

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Appellation: 76% Sonoma
24% Napa
Vintage: 2020
Harvest: September 2020
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 96% Cabernet Franc
3% Cabernet Sauvignon
1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 14.4%
Bottling: April 2022
Production: 360 cases
Release Date: July 2022
Release Price: $78.00


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  • Vinous: From: Napa Valley: The Frantic 2020s & Stunning 2021s (Feb 2023) - Rating: 93

    The 2020 Cabernet Franc is terrific. Bright and full of energy, the 2020 is seriously delicious. Bright red fruit, plum, blood orange, spice, mint and espresso fill out the layers. The purity of the fruit is striking. Pretty floral accents lift the finish. Sadly, production is down a whopping 75%.