2014 Cabernet Franc
Bavarian Lion Vineyard in Knight's Valley provides the perfect growing conditions for Cabernet Franc in Northern California. The volcanic soils combined with the lower temperatures allow the grapes to hang on the vine longer, enabling them to reach full ripeness with added complexity typically not seen for this varietal in California. Soft aromatics dominated by red fruits and hints of violets and rose petal entice you to move in closer. The palate is enveloped with luscious flavors of rich red berries balanced with warm oaky undertones and silky notes of caramel, espresso, and dark chocolate on the finish. Drink now through 2025. 90 points and Gold Medal from Monterey International Wine Competition.