Sporting a deep purple color, this plush, sexy, full-bodied estate Cabernet Franc from the Hermosa Vineyard shows loads of wildflowers, graphite, cassis and deep, dark blue fruits. Sweet tannins, vibrant, but super-integrated tannins lead to a beautiful, persistent finish.
HARVEST - 2018
The Napa Valley boasted “beautiful, steady conditions” for the 2018 growing season and harvest. Rain was abundant in February, and endless days of sunshine followed with the buds emerging from the dormant vines. Vines flowered uniformly, paving the way for even cluster development. Cabernet Sauvignon benefitted from warm days and cool nights, resulting in extended hang time. There were strong yields compared to 2017, along with complex flavors and excellent quality.
Winemakers: Philippe Melka & Maayan Koschitzky
Harvest date: 10/14/18
Vineyard: Block 5, Oakville estate
Varietal: 82% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: Fermented lots individually in stainless steel tanks, average 3 days cold soak, 22 days on skins.
Aging: 26 months in French oak, 80% new, 20% 2-years old
T.A.: 6.2 g/L
Production: 150 cs.