"A stunning, riveting wine, the 2018 Cabernet Franc possesses breathtaking aromatic intensity and nuance, not to mention tons of class. Lavender, plum, rose petal, mint and spice are some of the many notes that open up in this very pretty and nuanced Franc. All the elements are simply in the right place. Wow!" -Antonio Galloni
What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...
85% Cabernet Franc 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Practicing Organic & SustainableCordon pruned – split canopy managementDeficit irrigationHand-harvestedPart of the historic To Kalon VineyardPlanted in 1979100% Detert-clone Cabernet Franc from 1949 plantingAlluvial, Coombs gravelly loam; very deep, well-drained soilsMultiple small lot fermentations (1 to 2.5 tons fermenters)Some lots spent 20-30 days on the skins for tannin and secondary flavor developmentSome lots spent 10-14 days on the skins for freshness and primary aroma developmentCombination of punch downs and pumpovers appliedAged 18 months in 225L French oak (60% new)