2017 PATRIMONY Cabernet Franc
PATRIMONY’s first-ever Cabernet Franc release is nothing short of quintessential—full bodied yet supremely elegant and layered. A fresh-cut floral bouquet immediately enchants the nose. Scents of violets, hibiscus, exotic flowers and cigar box intermingle with aromas of blackcurrants, cooked blackberries and grilled meats. The palate is silky and expansive, unfolding with a minerally backbone and velvety tannins. The experience is completely seamless with a great attack, a strong mid-palate and an impossibly long finish. Displaying rare phenolic character, this wine shows what is possible from Cabernet Franc grown on DAOU Mountain. While approachable upon release, it will develop beautifully for decades to come.