This exquisite wine fills your nose with berry compote, lavender, vanilla and sweet cigar box leading your palate into elegant tannins balanced with white pepper, cloves and violets. Well developed, mouth filling flavors of lush ripe berries and spicy earth aromas give this wine an incredible soft round palate with a long elegant finish.
||100% Estate Cabernet Franc
||Santa Ynez Valley
||De-stemmed, cold soaked, open top fermentation, punch down, 100% Malolactic fermentation
The Cabernet Franc was hand sorted then gently de-stemmed. Once de-stemmed it was placed in open top bins then cold soaked for 3 days. Fermented in open top bins and punch down by hand twice a day. The wine was then pressed off skins then racked to French barrels (30% new oak). The barrels were racked clean and the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.