2012 Nobelle Wines Cabernet Franc

Varietals were sourced from the Santa Margarita Ranch area.

Vineyard Notes

From the historical Santa Margarita Ranch Area, home to five different types of soils to produce diversity in flavor: granite, shale, volcanic, sedimentary and ancient sea beds. Always late, 2012 Cab Franc kept me around the winery until mid-December!

Winemaking Notes

All native yeast, risky but well worth it! A two-week maceration released some beautiful tannins, then we barreled the finished product in brand new Cicery barrels. Aged for 24 month, no filtration or fining.

Tasting Notes

Probably one of the biggest Cab Francs you’ll try in your life, it’s the biggest I’ve made anyway! It looks like a Petite Sirah or a big Napa Cab, but by smelling it you’ll notice a much more subtle bouquet: jasmine, violet you name it. Your first sip will bring out a lot of red fruit, blackberries, and plum, your second sip will produce mocha and coffee bean flavors, and your third will produce firm, lingering tannins in the back.

100/100 Cabernet Franc

This wine can only be shipped to:

Arkansas, California

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