The fruit for this wine comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard in Atlas Peak, from one of the highest blocks, block 8, with southern exposure. The Cabernet franc is a French clone also from Stagecoach vineyard block I. Hand harvested October 28, 2011, at 25.8 Brix and October 29, 2011, at 24.2 brix, respectively.
The fruit cluster sorted before a two-day cold soak. After inoculation with French yeast, the wine underwent small-batch fermentation, with gentle pumpovers 2-3 times per day. In barrel, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was racked twice before bottling in June 2013. The wine will be bottle aged nearly 2 years prior to its release in Spring, 2015.
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|Harvest Date||October 2011|
|Aging||22 months in oak|
|Bottling Date||June 2013|