Refined and stately, our 2013 Hyde Vineyard Cabernet Franc is a combination of a new planting and an old workhorse block. These come together in a combination of fresh red fruit from the young block and an anise, mineral backdrop from the old block. A pure and unique expression from the Hyde Vineyard, this wine will only continue to develop for years to come.
A very nice growing season filled with dry conditions and an extended sunny summer, 2013 delivered another excellent vintage. Optimal maturity arrived effortless but with a little higher acidity than normal. Nevertheless, the wines show great depth and personality.
Four day cold maceration followed by eight days of fermentation. Daily pumpovers during active fermentation at 88°F. 28 days total vat time followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak barrels (50% new).