Bittersweet Chocolate, Dried Strawberry, Blackberry, Lavender, Talc

Growing Conditions

In 2018, we had an overall great year. It started with a wet winter with higher rain than seasons past, which continued to early spring. A warm spring followed, with intermittent showers which encouraged an early bud break. With all the rain, the vines were vigorous and required expert canopy management. The summer came in hot with record breaking heat, multiple days were seen over 104 degrees, which lead to an early verasion in late July. We began an early harvest in September and completed by early October as things cooled off and a balanced brix and acidity was achieved.

Varietal Composition:
- Cabernet Franc
- Estate Block 3

Paso Robles, CA



A new addition to our wine line up is our Estate Cabernet Franc. This medium bodied red is opulent and fruit forward. You may find it in many blends, but Cab Franc is truly a star on its own, and is our most cherished small cropped variety. The 2018 Cabernet Franc hints of bittersweet chocolate, dried strawberry, and blackberry with aromas of lavender and talc, that create a magnificent thoughtful wine of structure and sophistication. This wine is truly romantic and forward thinking, just like our family!

91 points | Gold Medal - 2022 Int'l Wine Competition


23 months in Barrels:
- 50% New French Oak
- 50% Neutral French Oak