2017 Cabernet Franc MiraLaguna
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Mira Laguna Vineyard is named for its view of the ancient sea bed that surrounds it. It sits on a small sand and gravel hill 15 miles from the Santa Barbara coast. The coastal fog keeps the temperature cool and burns off late afternoon giving the fruit just enough sun. This climate suits Cabernet Franc and gives it the proper balance of flavor ripeness and integrity. Slow Farming and minimal intervention combined with certified organic practices produced hearty, low yielding vines. 2015 was an exceptionally warm year causing a drastic low yield with highly concentrated fruit. This fruit was handpicked, fermented for 8 days on its skins, gently pressed, and aged for 10 months in French oak barrels. Seven barrels were produced.
Tasting Notes: Savory stewed fruit, wet stone, black olives, fresh cracked black pepper and black tea. As it matures it will show more jammy red fruits, the pepper will mellow and the tannins will soften.