2014 Leopoldina Cabernet Franc
Our production of single-varietal Cabernet Franc is far and few between; only when its harvest is deemed to be nothing short of extraordinary, do we bottle this special varietal.
We grow our Cabernet Franc from the Goddess Clone, which originates from the very site of our hillside Leopoldina Vineyard atop the Oakville Bench. When ripened just right, the crop from this Clone is beyond inimitable; It is the absolute expression of Leopoldina-in-Oakville, harnessing stunning fruit ripeness and amazing acid retention, incredible flavor density and freshness.
The resulting Cabernet Franc displays arresting, seductive aromatics that pull you in. Gorgeous dried rose petal with bright cherry & raspberry notes. Complex bow rosin elements define the aromatic lift. Perfectly integrated, each element shines and sings in concert. The senses are pleased and enlightened from visual cues through to the racing finish of focus and purity.