2018 - Mt. George Cabernet Franc

Located east of Napa, our Mt. George Vineyard in Coombsville is the site of one of the first grape plantings in the valley in the 19th century. It was purchased by the Miller family in 1988, with current plantings from 1989. The deep soils derived from volcanic shale and tufa yield Cabernet Franc with aromas of perfumed fruit and fresh herbs and an elegant palette of refined tannin.

Pair the Cabernet Franc with this Farro with Mushrooms and Squash recipe

Cheese pairing suggestion: an earthy, herbal cheese, like Cypress Grove’s Truffle Tremor

$65
Mt. George Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes Aromas and flavors of candied cherry, ripe raspberry and strawberry with an herbaceous twist. Accents of crushed violets, slate, cocoa and anise. Tannins are well integrated, resulting in a well-balanced wine. Vintage Notes February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat, which created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Appellation Coombsville
  • Vineyard 100% Mt. George Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 30th and October 23rd, 2018
    25.2° Brix
  • Skin Contact 15 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 13 months barrel age
    40% new oak
    New oak profile: 60% Hungarian, 40% French
    Overall oak profile: 77% French, 23% Hungarian
  • Analysis 15.0% Alcohol
    5.24 g/L TA
    3.62 pH
  • Production Bottled June 2020
    1,283 cases
  • Aging Suggestions 3-5 years peak; drink by 7-9 years
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