2016 Reserve Cabernet Franc

Reserve

Winemaking Notes

Our 2016 Reserve Cabernet Franc is rich with aromas of brown sugar, plum and baking spices. On the palate are flavors of dusty oak, plum and cherry
with firm tannins and a lengthy, smooth finish. Enjoy this wine with a New York strip steak, grilled cheese with caramelized bacon and quince paste or a classically smoky pulled pork sandwich.

Food pairings

Enjoy this wine with a New York strip steak, grilled cheese with caramelized bacon and quince paste or a classically smoky pulled pork sandwich.

History

Our 2015 Reserve Cab Franc was created in our Square Tank Cellar. Winemaker Justin Seidenfeld employs techniques such as cluster pre-sorting, berry sorting, and extended maceration. With small tanks and equipment sized for the most discriminating vineyard selection process, our cellar is state of the art and represents the Klein family commitment to producing the finest wines possible.

The Vineyards

The 2016 growing season was about as close to ideal as we couldve asked for. We received an average amount of rain over winter, with only one big storm in early March that topped off soil moisture. Spring was pleasant, so the vines got off to a great start. Average temperatures continued through summer with the occasional heat spike that Cabernet Franc seems to love. Warm temperatures continued
through the fall which meant harvest started about
a week earlier than normal. We picked the Cabernet
Franc beginning September 21st and ended around
October 10th under ideal conditions.

$40

Appellation:

Sonoma County

Varietal:

Cabernet Franc

Alcohol:

14.5%

TA:

0.55 g/100ml

PH:

3.73

Cellar & Fermentation:

24 months in French oak barrels, 32% new

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