2018 Austin Hope Cabernet Franc
Exclusively available to our 12 Bottle Wine Club Members
After harvest, vineyard lots were fermented individually in stainless-steel tanks for 10-14 days. Extended macerations and carefully managed pump overs enhanced the extraction of color and tannin. The varietals were aged separately for 8 months in a combination of 65% new American Oak. The initial blend was assembled in the summer of 2019 and added to 17% new French Oak to age an additional three months. The wine was racked only once during its cellar life.
The Austin Hope Cabernet Franc is rich crimson in color with medium weight on the palate. Savory aromas of white pepper and tobacco evolve into flavors of dark currant, anise and a touch of graphite. These rich flavors are finished with soft medium tannins and a splash of crisp acidity to extend to wine to a lovely long finish.