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Cab Franc BLOWOUT Sale – Buy Now or Forever Hold Your Peace!

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

WOW! At this great price, they won’t be around much longer. The 2001 is SOLD OUT and only 100 cases of the 2000 remain.  50% Discount on case one of 2000 Cabernet Franc. Every case after in same purchase is $100. Click HERE for more details.

2010 Cabernet Franc, Santa Barbara County

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011


Cabernet Franc can perform well in a slightly cooler climate, but it enjoys excellent sun exposure and drainage for complete ripening and the best possible flavors. There are microclimates where this varietal thrives in this county. We were able to find those characteristics in a local vineyard close to us. The fruit was sourced from the Los Alamos Hills Vineyard. Though the Los Alamos region does not have an AVA, it should. The reds here are meaty with a distinctive deep berry, earthy quality, and this wine follows suit.

With its expressive fruit and firm acids, the wine was given all the time and care it needed to allow the elements to harmonize and reach its highest potential. To extract the most fruit character, the grapes are cold soaked for 72 hours, allowed a slow, extended fermentation, followed by 45 days of post-fermentation maceration. This built a wine of intensity yet balance, with fruit reminiscent of ripe blackberries, blueberries and spice supported by a toasty vanilla component from approximately 38 months barrel age, 20% new French oak.The wine is 95 % Cabernet Franc with a 5% addition of Petit Verdot. Serve this wine with lamb or pork chops, roasted Cornish game hens, or a filet mignon. Bottle Price: $39.00

2001 Cabernet Franc, Santa Barbara County

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Bedford 2001 Cab Franc yellow webIn 2001 we changed winemaking protocol for our reds to further increase the intensity of flavors. Frequent punch downs were employed as well as a method called “rack-and-return” or delestage. This process deconstructs the fruit to eventually construct a wine that magnifies the aromatics, flavors and texture. The fruit for this vintage is once again from the Thompson Vineyard in Los Alamos and the wine is 100 percent varietal as with all other past vintages. The 2001 vintage offers the same immense fruit reminiscent of ripe blackberries, blueberries and spice supported by a toasty vanilla component like the 2000 vintage. While the 2000 has a more dusty, earthy character reminiscent of older French wines, the 2001 offers more depth and weight. SOLD OUT!

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