2017 Cabernet Franc, Pine-Mountain Cloverdale Peak

2017 Cabernet Franc, Pine-Mountain Cloverdale Peak

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, August 2020

Tasting Notes

Our Cabernet Franc comes from the "Patio Block" of Pine Mountain Vineyards at 2,800 feet. Juicy flavors of black currant, mulberry and blackberry meld softly together with creamy vanilla nuances, pepper and an earthy spice.

Production Notes

100% Cabernet Franc

Winemaker Notes

Pine Mountain Vineyards sits on the upper western flank of Pine Mountain, at an elevation of 2,200 to 2,800 feet. The high elevation farming reliably delivers fruit intense in color and flavor. The micro-climate of the vineyard exhibits all the characteristics associated with high-elevation viticulture including, cooler daytime and warmer nighttime temperatures than in the valley, longer sunlight hours and cooling oceanic breezes ideal for Cabernet Franc of great character.

Cooperage Notes

Aged for 22 months in 50% new French and American oak barrels

$75  ·  Members Only
StyleFull Bodied Red Wine
AppellationPine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak
VarietalCabernet Franc
PairingHarty stews and sauces, Elk, Vension, Juicy Steaks
DrinkableNow through 2030
ph Level3.76
Residual Sugar.37