Our Cabernet Franc from the Black Sage Bench arrives at the winery nice and cold from early morning picks. Fermentation are long and slow to ensure the gentle extraction of colour, tannin and flavour. The wine is aged in a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels for 14 - 16 months before bottling. The colour shows a youthful purple hue with good depth. The nose a dusty cocoa powder note with black cherry, strawberry and rhubarb pie and crust. Lots of red currant and rhubarb on the palate, and fine tannins and bright acidity give the tactile profile of a good Chianti, but with new world freshness of red fruits.