This is an extremely small production wine made from 100% estate grown fruit from a vineyard that is located between Dry Creek and our Barrel Room. The vineyard is warm during the day but cools down significantly at night, perfect for this varietal.
This vineyard’s location in both the Oak Knoll District and next to Dry Creek imparts classic Cabernet Franc aromas of violet and perfume along with underlying peppery and herbal flavors. These are complimented by the ripe red fruit flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 26 months.
Our 2018 Oak Knoll District Cabernet Franc has a garnet color turning into a rich ruby red as it reaches the rim. The nose of this wine has enticing flavors of cranberry and pomegranate with subtle hints of fresh mint leaves. The extremely bright and clean palate of this wine renders a perfect balance between red fruit, earthiness and oak with an extremely long and lingering finish. This is a sophisticated wine to enjoy on its own or accompanied by a herb encrusted rack of lamb.
79.5% Cabernet Franc, Estate Oak Knoll Vineyard
20.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Oak Knoll Vineyard
Harvest date: October 14, 2018 Bottling date: January 21, 2021 Bottle size: 750 mL
Titratable Acidity: 5.63 g/L
pH: 3.78 Alcohol: 14.5%