2015 Cabernet Franc

2015 Cabernet Franc
2015 Cabernet Franc
Nose (aromas): cola, black currant, sweet tobacco, black tea 
Flavor (palette): dark plum, tricolor peppercorn, coffee bean, star anise, cedar, fresh herb    
Winemaker's Notes: Cabernet Franc is probably my favorite Bordeaux varietal. Traditionally lighter in tannin and mouthfeel than Cabernet Sauvignon, it combines “raw Bordeaux” aromatics and flavors with firm acidity and freshness. Because of this combination, Cab Franc loves anything roasted such as chicken or duck. We have gone so far as to pair it with smoked fish tacos! If you can accompany your main ingredient with 
something tomato based to balance acidity, even better. Don’t be afraid to add in herbs and spices to your cooking when pairing with this wine. Get creative!    
Ageing Potential: Now-2030
Additional Info: According to most recent DNA profiling and historical studies, the origin of Cab Franc is supposedly within the Basque country of Spain. In 1996, UC Davis discovered that Cabernet Franc is actually the father to the now more popular Cabernet Sauvignon, with the mother plant being Sauvignon Blanc. Go figure!  
 
Production notes

varietal composition: 100% cabernet franc, clone 214 on 101-14 rootstock

fermentation: small losts, cold soak, punch downs, pump overs & gently pressed.

cooperage: 22 months in oak (50% new).

production: 275 cases, unfined & unfiltered

winemakers: brooke, mike, & chase carhartt

Vintage2015
AppellationSanta Ynez Valley
VineyardCurtis & Rock Hollow Vineyards
Alcohol13.60%
Volume750 ml
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