Deep ruby red with a youthful purple hue. Initially, there is a lifted cedary, toasty character, which is followed by a core of fruits. These include abundant blueberries, boysenberries and dark plums. Slight hints of varietal earthiness and black olives provide additional complexity to this already intensely aromatic wine. A medium bodied wine, with a lovely rich texture of cherries, chocolate and mocha flavor. Complimenting the above is an integrated oak treatment providing nuances of toast, vanillin and nutmeg. The finish is appealingly long and elegant with approachable tannins.
Double Gold Medal - 2003 North of the Gate Wine CompetitionGold Medal - 2003 Tasters Guild International Wine CompetitionGold Medal - 2003 International Eastern Wine CompetitionGold Medal - 2003 Orange County Wine Competition
Wine: Cabernet Franc Vintage: 2001 Appellation: Alexander Valley Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc Barrel Regimen: Aged for fourteen months in French and American oak Bottling Information: Cases Produced 800 Release Date 5/1/2003 Analysis: Alcohol (by volume) 13.5% pH 3.49 Acid 6.5