Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017
2017 was an exceptional vintage year. The 2017 Cabernet Franc Reserve is a great example of this. Reminiscent of the Old World Loire Valley with fruit, body and structure underpinned by lavish tannins, layers of developed fruit, including the beloved green notes epitomizing Cabernet Franc, come forward with deep violet and cassis nose. Following are notes of mild pepper, wood violet and red fruit (think red berries) around the edges. What unfolds from there is an intriguing sublime note of rich tobacco, oak and dark bittersweet chocolate on the finish.
Our barrel program included 40% new oak – of which 70% was French Oak and 30% American Oak. Aged for 18 months on lees, allowing for full body and mouth feel development.
Aromatics: Bell and chili peppers, cayenne, raspberries, red plums, toasted vanilla, oak
On the Palate: Red currant, ripe raspberries compote, petrichore, med-high acidity and med-high tannins
Enjoy now, age 7-10 years
Decant 30 mins