29 Estate · 2006 · Franc
Our small cabernet franc vineyard is the most easily viewed from the terrace of the winery, on a north-west facing slope along the southern edge of the 29 Estate. We planted our cabernet franc vines in 2000 and have enjoyed watching and tasting their amazing development year over year!
Our 2006 Cabernet Franc greets the nose with lifted red fruits before mingling with floral notes of crushed dried flowers and violets. Red fruit, coconut and honey take the lead on the palate then allow ripe, lush cherries and delicate tannins on the mid-palate to lead seamlessly into a lasting finish. Wet stone and minerality dominate the structure of this seductive wine allowing it to be paired with even the most delicate dish. We love roasted sea scallops or duck with dried cherries.
Enjoy over the next 7 to 10 years.
October 21, 2006
19 months in French Oak, 90% new
St. Martin, Taransaud, Saury
May 15, 2008