The 2017 growing season commenced with a wet spring followed by a temperate, gorgeous summer. A mid-September heatwave was followed by a cooling period which lengthened the growing season leading to optimal ripeness. The second week of October saw high winds which brought disaster in the form of fires. Fortunately, the entirety of the fruit was harvested before this devastating event. The 2017 La Jota Cabernet Franc is perfumed with black and red fruit with hints of espresso bean and thyme. The palate is structured and expansive with a long finish. Incredibly approachable now, the 2017 will continue to develop beautifully for years to come.