2012 Cabernet Franc, Amivida Vineyard

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2012 Cabernet Franc, Amivida Vineyard

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Make room for the Queen!  The 2012 Cabernet Franc's gentle texture dances around in your mouth like silk.  Soft, with a graceful elegance - qualities that reflect her royal lineage.  Benevolently giving, without expectation.  A true queen from the earth's spirit.  The fruit tones are intertwined in adobe and balanced nicely with a slight hickory finish.  Fabulously food friendly wine (what Queen doesn't  enjoy a good feast?) with great aging potential.  Long live the Queen!

Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc, Amivida Vineyard, Paso AVA

Only 25 cases produced

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Harvest: November 2012

Brix 22.7

Alcohol 12.5%

PH 3.81

6 day cold soak

10 day low temperature fermentation

1 time rack

44 month barrel aging

100% one time used French Oak barrels.

Un-fined, unfiltered.

6 month bottle aged before release.

Hand bottled, hand waxed. 24k gold screen-printed bottles.

Recommended drinking window 2016 - 2026


Cabernet Franc is used in Bordeaux France as a minor blending grape and not often found bottled alone.  It is used to enhance the flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot but has an outstanding ability to enhance any table, alone or blended!  It is known for its softer-than-Cab-Sauv texture and nuanced effects.  The hearty grape can withstand and ripen in temperatures slightly cooler than it’s Bordeaux counterparts.  In 2012 I found the perfect little vineyard growing just a few tons.  Amivida Vineyard is located in Santa Margarita California, just on the other side of the San Luis Obispo.  It get’s the maritime, foggy influence in the mornings and evenings which gave this vintage a slow, progressive ripening of flavors.  Enjoy this special treat!