The Camino Alto Vineyard is located in the Apple District just east of Placerville at 2,900 feet in elevation. This Cabernet Franc fruit was planted in 1988. The soils have a very rich red color from the dense volanic clay. Although the Sierra Foothills are known for high temperatures the cool mountain air from the nearby American River Canyon makes this site very unique for Cabernet Franc.
This was 40% wholecluster fermented with light punchdowns to bring out the freshness in the wine. After fermentation it was aged in 100% Neutral French Oak barrel for 10 months before bottling.
Varietals: Cabernet Franc 100%
Hand Harvested: 9/23/2019
Soil: Volanic Red Clay
Ferment: 40% wholecluster
Aging: 100% Neutral French Oak
Production: 65 cases
Aromatic: Black currant, Fresh cherry and peppercorn
Palate: Raspberry, dried cranberry, a hint of dried mushroom with soft integrated tannins
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