2016 Cabernet Franc Sonoma Mountain - Etxea Wines

2016 Cabernet Franc
Sonoma Mountain


This Cabernet Franc is sourced from the rolling Northern hills of Sonoma Mountain. At 700 ft. elevation, the hillside location helps protect from spring frosts and allows for cool, foggy nights. The vineyard’s unique split trellising helps spread out the crop and maintain small clusters.

Our Cabernet Franc grapes were hand-harvested on September 24, 2016, de-stemmed and fermented on the skins for 19 days with native yeast. The wine was then gently pressed and racked into neutral oak barrels to age for eighteen months. This Cabernet Franc, with notes of rhubarb and subtle herbal characters, is delicate and thoroughly food-friendly.

AppellationSonoma Mountain AVA
VineyardPickberry Vineyard
SoilGravelly loam with volcanic rock
Brix at Harvest21.8
Harvest DateSeptember 24, 2016
Production86 cases