2021 Cabernet Franc

The 2021 Cabernet Franc embodies the best that this grape has to offer.  Parent to both merlot and cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc can be downright cantankerous if not farmed properly, but if done right, the resulting wines can be some of the most rewarding in the world.  In this cuvée, an initial hint of strawberry gives way to aromas of graphite and sunbaked river stone, all of which is framed beautifully by savory notes that include white pepper and hints of summer truffles.  Medium in acid and tannin, this wine is the perfect digestif to contemplate after a long, luxurious meal with friends, either today, or a decade down the road.

Appellation: 53% Sonoma County
47% Napa County
Vintage: 2021
Harvest: October 2021
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: French Oak
Blend: 81% Cabernet Franc
19% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.2%
Bottling: April 2023
Production: 1693 cases
Release Date: August 2023
Release Price: $82.00