Sultry Cabernet Franc 2013

Sultry Cabernet Franc 2013

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.


Tasting Notes

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.


Production Notes

Only 331 cases produced. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.


Winemaker Notes

The 2013 vintage exceeded our expectations on both quality and quantity with words like early, even and excellent being used to describe the growing season and the wine grapes that have come from it. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started optimal ripening to produce epic fruit.


Early, even and excellent are three words used to describe the 2013 year growing season and the wine grapes that have come from it. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started optimal ripening producing epic fruit.

Cooperage Notes

French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.


StyleRed Bordeaux
AppellationSonoma County
VarietalCabernet Franc
Alcohol14.80%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2015-08-18
Drinkable2016 - 2026
Harvest Date2013-10-05