Sultry Cabernet Franc 2012
Few varieties on Earth are as recognizable as Cabernet Franc.
With its fine texture, its mid-level depth and pungency there are very few bottled as single varietals as we have done with Sultry.
Sultry starts with an inviting blue-purple color. The nose is stunning! It has an abundance of elegance presented in a seductive fashion with an exotic roasted nut and dark fruit character and then comes that sweet caramel, cranberry with a touch of licorice and spice in an intoxicating aroma leaving just a hint of lavender and violets.
In the mouth Sultry is full and rich with its berry and plum flavor. Sultry finishes with a very light black cherry flavor, full, rich and satisfying and just to make things interesting, a hint of herbal and mineral notes that add a beautiful complexity to its profile.
A drop dead gorgeous wine with amazing intensity and purity of aromas Sultry is a fine-toned, red-fruited wine built on poise, not power.
No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
A classic vintage from start to finish. Textbook conditions in 2012 saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until our wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. The abundance of perfectly ripe grapes with a smooth balance of acids and sugars provided the opportunity to cull only the most select fruit, intentionally farming to lower yields bringing only the very best grape to harvest that results in wines acclaimed for their high quality in the bottle.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.