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2018 Cabernet Franc

Sonoma Valley

So distinct are the aromas of the 2018 Cab Franc that one might wonder how their red wine smells like a bouquet of flowers or a bundle of herbs and chocolate.

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Tasting NOTES

Cabernet Franc is renowned for being abundantly aromatic, one of the key qualities in its role as a common blending-grape. So distinct are the aromas that one might wonder how their red wine smells like a bouquet of flowers or a bundle of herbs and chocolate. The 2018 vintage is no exception with a gorgeous mélange of rose hips, fresh herbs de Provence, sweet anise, and dark cherries. A medium bodied palate with polished tannins also offer hints of cocoa powder, toffee flavors with an earthy edge. Beguiling from start to complex finish, this Cab Franc will continue to intrigue over at least the next 7 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:
2018
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition:
  • 93% Cabernet Franc
  • 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2% Merlot
  • 1% Malbec
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA: 0.56 g/100mL
PH:
3.67
Barrel Aging:
  • 16 months100% French oak, 40% new
    Vicard &. Quintessence
Alcohol %:
14.5%

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