2018 Cabernet Franc Reserve
Cabernet what? Cabernet Frahnk. Or, as it prefers to be known, the original Cabernet grape. Yes it’s true, the über famous Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the offspring of the much lesser known Cab Franc. But why is Cabernet Sauvignon so esteemed and Cabernet Franc so unfamiliar? Pourquoi, I ask you, pourquoi? Maybe it’s because Cabernet Sauvignon is the darker, richer, more tannic of the two. Maybe it’s because Cab Franc plays its role of a blending grape in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot so perfectly, lending a liveliness to the color and nose. Or maybe it’s because there is room for only one King Cab and Cabernet Sauvignon got the job. Whatever the reason, we are proud to present our 2018 vintage of Cabernet Franc, a wine with aromas of violets and dried lavender that lead into concentrated flavors of fleshy red plum, black cherry and boysenberry. The finish is long and velvety, with soft round tannins.