2016 Cabernet Franc
In the beginning there was Cabernet Franc...then a funny little genetic blip naturally occurred in the Vineyards of Bordeaux and Cab Franc's more famous relative showed up to start grabbing the spotlight and glory. Well, the Sobon family is here to rectify this oenological injustice with our Estate Cabernet Franc. With vines planted in the late 70s on a steep well drained East facing hillside (our coolest micro climate), this 2 and half acre block yields a very small crop resulting in one of our most limited releases. Sustainably grown and aged 18 months in new and used French and American barrels.
Inviting aromas hinting of cherry blossoms, wild blueberries, cedar and sandalwood give way to luscious notes of ripe summer cherries, cassis and all spice. Medium bodied, smooth and velvety with a warm lingering finish, this wine is best paired with Lamb Chops, Prime Rib and soft ripe cheeses and will age well for 3-9 years.