The new wine was drained and gently pressed into French-oak barrels (100% new) for malolactic fermentation, assuring seamless integration of fruit and oak. The final blend was assembled through repeated tasting trials over the 20 months of barrel aging. The wine was bottled in August of 2017.
Cabernet Franc shows off its mouth-watering acidity here with juicy dark fruits highlighted by a hint of violet floral and toasty, savory complexity. Not as tightly structured as cabernet sauvignon, yet with firm, silky tannins, this is an ideal food pairing wine. 80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon