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2020 Cabernet Franc

2020 Cabernet Franc
$40 wine club price - $32
Discounts available on 6 bottles or more

Tasting Notes

This dark, age worthy wine shows notes of dark fruit compote, blackberry pie, and cassis. The powerful wine continues on the palate with plush tannins, and a vibrant finish framed by flavors of vanilla and clove.

Vineyard Notes

Our Cabernet Franc is 100% Estate grown, at 2500ft on a steep North East facing slope. The head-trained vines are nearly 30 years old, and grown on one of the coolest corners of our vineyard, where air flowing down the Western slope of the Sierra settles during the evening.

The soil is heavily weathered volcanic debris, which compared to the rough, chunky volcanic debris on the top of our property, takes on a moon-dust like character during our long, dry summers. This fine, well draining soil allows us to moderate yields, producing concentrated, yet balanced Cabernet Franc.

Winemaker Notes

Fermented in stainless steel, and aged in first and second fill 100% French oak, this well structured wine will age well for 10-15 years, but is ready to drink upon purchase.

Wine Specs

Harvest Date: October 2020
Bottled: Feb., 2023
Alcohol: 14.3
Cases Produced: 500

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Lava Cap Winery
2221 Fruitridge Road, Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-0175   directions
Tasting Room Hours
10am - 5pm daily (except New Year's Day,
Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve and Christmas)