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2019 Cabernet Franc

Sonoma Valley

So distinct are the aromas of the 2019 Cab Franc that one might wonder how their red wine smells like a bouquet of flowers or a bundle of herbs and chocolate.

Retail $53.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members

Tasting NOTES

One of the foundational grapes of Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc is the genetic father of Cabernet Sauvignon. Nowadays, it is used sparingly in red blends, but not often found as the main player. Here at Gundlach Bundschu, the grape thrives so well in our tailor-made soils and climate, we simply have to showcase it. With aromas of fresh earth, black raspberries and rose petal, an intense mid-palate of dark cherries and damson plums leads to a long, graceful cacao conclusion. This wine is a must with sautéed duck breast or lamb burgers.

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:
2019
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition:
  • 89% Cabernet Franc
  • 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2% Merlot
  • 1% Malbec
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA: 0.54 g/100mL
PH:
3.81
Barrel Aging:
  • 16 months100% French oak, 40% new
    Vicard &. Quintessence
Alcohol %:
14.5%

Retail $53.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members

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