2017 Cabernet Franc

Sonoma Valley

If wines could talk, this one would tell you about the time it sat in a tank for two weeks without pump overs as the Bundschu Family and most of the winemaking team fought the 2017 fire on our property.

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$600.00
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Tasting NOTES

If wines could talk, this one would tell you about the time it sat in a tank for two weeks without pump overs as the Bundschu Family and most of the winemaking team fought the 2017 fire on our property. Purely by coincidence, this wine presents nuances of smoked almonds and smoked paprika, as well as layers of fresh violets, eucalyptus, and pipe tobacco. With so much to still unfold, let this wine tell its story over and over for the next 10+ years.

Vineyard NOTES

Eight miles north of San Pablo Bay. the Bundschu family's 150+ year of vineyard wraps around the southwest slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. It's here that our eight acres of Cabernet Franc vineyards experience a 10 degree heat difference from the valley floor during the summer growing season. allowing the fruit to fully ripen. Planted at 100 feet elevation with the Mt Veeder clone in 1999 and 2005. it features Rhyolitic ash and alluvial wash soil so the vines struggle to reach root depth. This combination produces deeply colored. concentrated. balanced wines.

Production NOTES

Hand-harveSTed in the cool morning
Twice daily pump-overs
Indigenous malolactic fermentation and weekly battonage

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Vintage:
2017
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition:
  • 92% Cabernet Franc
  • 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 3% Merlot
  • 2% Malbec
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA: 0.67 g/100mL
PH:
3.9
Barrel Aging:
  • 16 months100% French oak, 40% new
    Vicard &. Quintessence
Alcohol %:
14.5%
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