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Eponymous Cabernet Franc 2012


This 2012 vintage exhibits complexity and intensity of aromas that are evident from the moment the cork is popped. Aromas hinting of blueberries, violets, orange blossom and hint of fresh thyme add to the enjoyment. This wine has a very balanced mouthfeel, with lively fruit and spice from entry to finish. It has a medium body, and a restrained tannin structure – but one that is more than sufficient to allow for at least another 5-7 years of graceful aging.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this wine come from a single vineyard, MacAllister Vineyard, near the ridge of the Mayacamas Range on the Sonoma side of Mt. Veeder. This Moon Mountain District appellation is at 1850 feet. This is a spectacular sloping site with multiple exposures and well-drained, low fertility soil. After picking, hand-harvested fruit was fermented with utmost care and the resulting wine was aged 14 months in 33% new French Oak 67% used oak (90% French, 10% American).

Interesting Fact:
These vineyards are now part of one of California’s newest appellation – Moon Mountain District, Sonoma, CA. This name better defines these mountainous vineyards and differentiates them from Sonoma Valley below.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled with fowl (turkey, chicken), pork and a variety of dishes with fruit sauces or glazes.

PRODUCER: Robert L. Pepi
REGION: Moon Valley District, Sonoma Valley, CA
GRAPE VARIETY: 96% Cabernet Franc, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
pH: 3.77
ALCOHOL: 13.7%

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