2017 Cabernet Franc, Pine-Mountain Cloverdale Peak
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, August 2020
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.
100% Cabernet Franc
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.
Aged for 22 months in 50% new French and American oak barrels