La Clarine Farm 2020 Cabernet Franc, Sierra Foothills

La Clarine Farm 2020 Cabernet Franc, Sierra Foothills

Item Number: 16446

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Sierra Foothills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic loam
Elevation: 3,000 feet
Case Production: 104

Hank Notes: "Another grape that I have been itching to try out, these vines are grown at almost 3000’ on volcanic loam soil. The block rests in a slight drainage, so it’s a little slower to warm up in the morning, and cools off quicker in the evenings. We made this one much like we did the Gamay - very traditionally. The quality was instantly apparent, as the crush pad was filled with red fruits and herbal aromas. We pressed it into puncheons for aging. It was racked once just before bottling."

Tasting Notes: Powerful aromas of black cherry, thyme, rosemary and graphite. The Cabernet Franc has a medium body, with a vivacious dose of fruit, earth, acidity and tannins, all nicely balanced. A compelling wine that will make you come back for another glass. If you like Cab Franc, you will love this. A perfect combination of flavors. Get out the saucisson!