2018 Mounts Cabernet Franc Estate
Generous aromas of sweet red pepper, spice, and violets. Flavors follow with hints of candied jalapeño, red cherry, streaks of leather, and delicate floral and woodsy notes. The textural sensation is fleshy and fills the mouth with rich flavor and a lingering finish.
Whole berry destemming, 4 - 5 day cold soak, punch downs 3 times per day. Native yeast fermentation in small, one-ton, open top fermenters. Total skin contact is 18 days. Barrel aged 23 months in 45% new French oak and once/twice used French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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||Dry Creek Valley
||October 16, 2018
23 months in 45% new French oak
||6 to 10 years