The Father grape to Cabernet Sauvignon, but very different from a Cab. Known for its wonderful aromatics & great acidity. Delectable.
Suggested aromas: This wine shows bright ripe pie fruit, herbal notes & earthy undertones on the nose with supple acidity, ripe red fruit & rich tannins on the palate.
Blend: 75% Abbott Cabernet Franc, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Sangiovese
Fermentation: Cool, eight-day fermentation
Time aging in oak: 14 months, French Oak
Finish Alcohol: 13 %
Acid/pH: 3.3 pH
Production: 98 cases
Age-ability: Should age well through 2024
Best time to drink: 2021 -2022
Vineyard: Abbott Vineyard
Elevation: 5,500 ft
Exposure: Flat, good exposure
Soil: Sandy loam, rocky
FOOD PAIRING: Berry compote on cheeses, game birds or tiramisu.
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