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Cabernet Franc 'Santa Ynez Valley', Lieu Dit

Cabernet Franc 'Santa Ynez Valley', Lieu Dit
  • 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Sourced from Happy Canyon Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley
  • 300 ft elevation
  • Farmed organically
  • Clay loam with serpentine cobble soils
  • Own rooted vineyards
  • Native yeast fermentation with 50% whole cluster
  • Aged in 5+ old French oak barrels
Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Santa Ynez
Variety:
Cabernet Franc
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
95
Date:
2021-04-01
Review:
It would be easy to mistake this herbally complex, texturally taut and tantalizingly fresh Cabernet Franc for a Loire Valley bottling, which is the inspiration. Aromas of just-ripe boysenberry, green tobacco and wet rocks lead into a tightly woven palate full of crunchy cranberry, chaparral shrubs and lingering carnation. Beware: bottle empties easily