2017 Rosé of Cabernet Franc Contra Costa County - Etxea Wines

2017 Rosé of Cabernet Franc
Contra Costa County


This Cabernet Franc is from a sustainably-farmed vineyard with clay loam soils in a windy corner of Southeastern Contra Costa County, near the base of Mount Diablo. Winds coming off the Sacramento Delta keep the grapes cool during the growing season, preserving acidity in the wine.

Our Cabernet Franc grapes were hand-picked on August 25th. We foot-tread the grapes, which were then whole-cluster pressed with minimal skin contact. The rosé was fermented in stainless steel with native yeast and then aged for six months in neutral oak barrels. The wine is vibrant and fresh, with notes of strawberry and has beautiful acidity.

VineyardCampos Family Vineyards
SoilClay loam
Brix at Harvest19.2
Harvest DateAugust 25, 2017
Production74 cases