2015 Cabernet Franc
Brix at harvest: 24.8
Harvest date: 9/13/2015-10/8/2015
Aging treatment: 100% American oak medium grain, 10% New oak.
“The grapes for this wine come from the eastern end of Livermore Valley.
The Livermore Valley will produce stunning Cab Francs, and this vintage is no exception. While this varietal has been blended successfully into many of the Bordeaux chateaux, it is a stand alone varietal of significance.
It is a perfumed and delicate mistress to the heavier Cabernet Sauvignon.
With the grace of this wine cellar aging will reward the patient collector.”
Dane Stark, Owner & Winemaker
The color of this wine is delicate rose red in the center with clarity throughout.
It opens with vibrant fruit, a touch of floral notes of roses and violets and quite a bit of intensity with a cedar note through the mid palate.
The smooth robe on the palate are balanced with the alcohol and lend to a lengthy finish. Medium tannins provide for a wonderful food wine and tremendous age-ability. The finish mingles toasted oak and nuts with spice and roses.