2019 Carr Cabernet Franc Reserve
Santa Ynez Valley
101 Cases Produced
Rossi Vineyard and Camp Four Vineyard were planted in the eastern end of Santa Barbara County in the Happy Canyon AVA. This area of the valley has a very hot climate with many summer days that reach temperatures over 100 degrees, which produce the perfect growing conditions for these grapes. The rocky soils of the foothills stress the vines into producing smaller clusters with richer flavors. We have selected the best four barrels from the 2019 vintage to make this Reserve. The wine was aged for 40 months in French oak barrels before bottling.
This Cabernet Franc presents itself with a captivating, light ruby-red hue, casting a delicate and inviting appearance. Upon nosing this wine you’ll find subtle notes of violet, the aroma of baked blueberries, and a touch of spice, reminiscent of chili peppers. The palate is a revelation, offering an enticing interplay of flavors. Juicy dark plums burst forth. The wine's tannins, though present, are gentle and balanced, lending structure without overwhelming the senses. As you savor each sip, the wine unfurls a long and satisfying finish that lingers on the palate.