Cabernet Franc 2018 Dry Creek Valley
In our mountain-top block of Cabernet Franc, the unique complination of vine, soil and microclimate comes to an especially delicious focus, developing layers of rich dark fruit and an elegant balanced structure.
Average brix: 26.5
Aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (30% new)
The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
This deep ruby Cabernet Franc has rich aromas of dark plum and blueberry, with notes of pepper, and concentrated flavors of dark fruit, with a lush mouthfeel and long fruit finish.
This wine is made from our block of Cabernet Franc located at the very top of Bradford Mountain. With excellent rootstock and clone selections, perfect microclimate and classic red mountain-top soil, these Cabernet Franc grapes consistently develop wonderful flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
Higher acidity and medium in body, this wine is very versatile in food-pairing. The herbal undertones create an amazing pairing with dishes such as pasta with a zesty tomato and basil sauce or garlic-rosemary pork tenderloin.