2013 Cabernet Franc Reserve
Vineyard: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc (Clone 332)
Aging: 22 Months, 30% New American Oak
Bottled: Fall 2015
Released: Spring 2017
Cases Produced: 90
A reserve signifies something that is to be revered, cherished, and applauded when given vintages a block, a varietal, or wine outshines. 2013 with a consistent warmth throughout the growing season produced wines with bold structure and finesse. A time for showing off what can come from the land, even stand up to offerings from other more notorious regions. This 100% Cabernet Franc is just that, a bold statement from the vineyard putting it up on a world-class pedestal. Aromas of rum cake, cured meats, roasted red peppers, cardamom, menthol, and earth are expressed, The bouquet is rich with earth and game that carry well into the mouth. A very long finish with power and elegance at the same time. Needless to say we are proud of it, and so will you be with it in your cellar.