2020 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Old Mission Peninsula
November 7-8, 2020
≈ 20.8 glu/fru
16 months French oak, 33% new
April 21, 2022
Aromas: leather, black currant, hint of roasted jalapeño, black tea. Flavors: dark cherry, black currant, cigar box. Finish: good acid, long, chewy, great structure.
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, 33% of which was new. The remainder was a blend of 1-year and neutral French oak.