2020 Cabernet Franc
Old Mission Peninsula
November 7-8, 2020
≈ 20.8 glu/fru
16 months French oak
Herbaceous tea leaf and graphite aromatics. Assertive (but not aggressive!) tannins. Generous red fruit on the palate.
Two Lads Estate, J Henry Vineyard
It was a cool spring, followed by an average to warm summer. Fall rains came early, and all the Cabernet Franc was harvested after a frost at the beginning of November.
The grapes were 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel fermenters for 21 days. The fermentation was 100% indigenous, both for primary and secondary (malolactic) fermentation. The wine was aged on lees for 16 months in 100% French oak, 16% of which was new. The remainder was a blend of 1-year and neutral French oak.