2012 Small Lot Cabernet Franc
This Cabernet Franc has wonderful aromas of chocolate, mint, and coffee. Plum, chocolate and black olive flavors, medium acidity, and lingering tannins round out this sumptuous wine.
The Cabernet Francgrapeswere harvested from the Sacchau and Mel ranches, the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested from the Marina ranch, the Petite Verdot grapes were harvested from the Sacchau ranch and the Petite Sirah grapes from the Herman ranch.
After being handpicked, the grapes were hand-sorted at the winery and then gently pressed, leaving any possible bitter tannins behind. Fermentation took place in small one-ton open top bins and the grapes were punched down by hand twice daily, as well as small stainless steel tanks where the must was gently pumped over twice daily.
This wine was aged for 20 months in French, Eastern European, American, and neutral oak barrels.