2013 Cabernet Franc, "Lone Tree"
When you first gaze upon the saturated amethyst color of our 2013 Lone Tree Cabernet Franc you can tell this is an intensely concentrated wine. Displaying a rare combination of power and grace, this wine also shows a softer side, which placates some of its more boisterous attributes. Primary aromas of dark cherry and tobacco are buoyed by secondary tones of violets and wet earth. On the palate, flavors of dark stone fruits are accentuated by hints of medium toasted French oak and clean mineral notes. The firm yet finely textured tannins carry the wine to a well-composed finish of exceptional length. This wine is still in its adolescence and will benefit from patience or decanting if you lack the former.
Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Composition : 95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Cooperage: 90% neutral oak, 10% new French oak