Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Franc
With an average age of 25 years, our mature full-bodied Cabernet Franc vines bask in sunlight above the fog line, building concentrated fruit notes and layered, complex flavors during the long growing season. Brilliant ruby coloring and inviting aromas of raspberry, rose and brown spice are backed by rich flavors of dark chocolate, mineral and toast on the palate. Full bodied, this monumental wine wraps up with hints of game and pepper on a long finish. Drink now or hold for 4-8 years.
Our astute attention in the vineyard and the vines’ ideal growing conditions at the historic Monte Rosso Vineyard—on west-facing slopes, at optimal elevation, with the right amount of degree days for achieving ripeness, and incredible volcanic soils—enable us to bring terrific fruit to the winery for this special wine, which we release just every other year. Grapes for this wine were harvested and sorted by hand, then gravity-fed into fermenters at the winery before aging in barrel.