2019 Cabernet Franc "Gamino Vineyard" Chalk Hill SonomaDaniel Wines
Serious attention to detail! A Cab-Franc for French palates
In the foothills of the Mayacama Range, the vineyard transitions from silty valley soils into rocky hillsides.
The eastern-facing exposure benefits from plenty of cool morning sunlight and maritime breezes off the Pacific ocean. After record-breaking rainfall in the winter, a relatively cool spring delayed bud break until late March and early April. May rains followed by a gentle summer growing season led to late summer ripening. Picked at night while the acidity was at its peak, the fruit was de-stemmed to stainless steel fermenters and allowed to cold soak for several days. At the onset of indigenous fermentation I pumped it over early and did gentle punch downs later in the fermentation. Aged in French Oak and gravity bottled like all our wines.
|Region / AVA||California/Sonoma|
|Varietal||Cabernet Franc 100%|
|Alcohol / ABV||14.5%|
|Drinking Window||1 - 3 Years|