29 Estate · 2008 · Franc
Our small cabernet franc vineyard is the most easily viewed from the terrace of the winery, on a north-west facing slope along the southern edge of the 29 Estate. We planted our cabernet franc vines in 2000 and have enjoyed watching and tasting their amazing development year over year!
Perfumed with aromatics of violets and rose petals, the nose of the 2008 Cabernet Franc reveals its feminine delicacy. In contrast, a palate of bright Bing cherry, deep red fruits, graphite and tobacco leaf give serious power and structure. A lengthy finish and lingering butterscotch flavors round out and complete this unique wine. Minerality brings brightness to the wine and makes it a perfect compliment to any lamb or game dish. Balanced acidity will also cut through more marbled meats like pork belly and braised pork. Enjoy over the next 10 years.
September 24 - 30, 2008
19 months in French Oak, 90% new
St. Martin, Taransaud, Saury, Ermitage
April 28, 2010