Cabernet Franc 2015

Cabernet Franc 2015

Regular price $35.00 Sale

Plummer Vineyard, Paso Robles

Our 2015 Cabernet Franc was harvested on the morning of September 12, 2015 from one of our most treasured vineyards, Plummer Vineyards on the east side of Paso Robles. Joe Plummer is the most meticulous of all of our growers. Our winemaker has been working with Plummer Cabernet Franc for many years and has had his eye on this section of the block for many years. Joe planted this vineyard with NE x SW row orientation with the angle of the sun post-veraison. This allows for great dappled exposure without risking sunburn. This orientation allows Joe to completely remove the leaves in the fruit zone allowing for full fruit expression. Aromatically, as always, Plummer Cabernet Franc is driven with purple fruits, chocolate, coffee, and only a hint of textbook Kalamata olive which is part of this varietal’s charm. Dark fruit leads the flavor profile, rich mouthfeel with structure that beckons for a healthy food pairing. The lingering finish is laden with oak notes and mocha flavors. Post fermentation our Cabernet Franc was not racked and was aged in 35% New French Mercurey and Ermitage barrels for 15 months.
 
14.5% Alcohol
3.6 pH
6.6 g/L Titratable Acidity
0.7 g/L Residual Sugar (dry)