The dark ruby-red color sets this wine apart from its darker, more intense cousins in our portfolio and immediately tells you it is pure Cab Franc. Aromatically, our Sugarloaf Cabernet Franc is a true classic: fragrant aromas of tobacco and cigar smoke combine with elements of dried rose petal, blackberry, and rich truffles to dazzle from the first impression. There is great richness and depth to the palate where ripe blackberry and warm clove flavors are lifted by touches of black licorice and star anise. The significant complexity found in our Cab Franc is a testament to the uniqueness of this block, but also owes itself to the 33 months of extended barrel aging the lot underwent in our cellar. Neutral French oak and limited rackings allowed the wine to age on a slower curve and develop additional layers of interest not normally found in New World Cab Francs. The resulting wine has a remarkable ageability that will guarantee it holds a prominent place in your cellar until at least 2030.
2014 Sugarloaf Vineyard Cabernet Franc