Our 2016 Best Barrels Cabernet Franc showcases the varietal beautifully at a full 95% Cabernet Franc, rounded out by just a 3% splash of Merlot and a 2% addition of Cabernet Sauvignon, all from the best blocks at our Blue Rock Estate Vineyard in Alexander Valley.
2016 was a stellar vintage that treated our older Cabernet Franc vines particularly well. A pristine medium-ruby color, the nose offers a beautiful example of Cab Franc’s savory, earthy dried herbs, roasted red pepper and graphite on top of bright red fruits. The palate reveals a medium-full body that dances between all the spicy aromas and fresh strawberry and red raspberry, celebrating California’s famous fruit all deftly held by lively acidity and gentle tannins. A gorgeous California example of true Cabernet Franc not found very often!