Lot 650 2016 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Franc

Lot 650
2016 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Franc

150 cases of high altitude Cab Franc from a boutique producer.
$13
True to its varietal form and reflective of its volcanic terroir, Lot 650 is wonderfully fragrant, with black cherry and blackberry fruit underpinned with loamy olive, lavender spice, fresh turned black earth, and red rock dust notes. The 35% new French oak is extremely well integrated and speaks to the quality of this wood – uplifting rather than overpowering the pretty fruit. Medium-full-bodied on the palate, with cherry and black raspberry fruits up front turning darker and spicier as the tannins resolve in an elegant, yet persistent finish. I can’t emphasize enough what a classy, pure expression of Cabernet Franc we have here – weighing in at 14.3%, it’s wonderfully representative of the decade-long move towards more balanced, complex, terroir-driven expressions of fruit in a region that has historically valued the garrulous and overripe.
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The first in a series of exceptional red wine values we’ve sourced from a family-owned, boutique North Coast winery that specializes in small-lot, top-quality wines made from certified organic vineyards in Lake County and the Sierra Foothills (and boasts a massive laundry list of 90+ scores and double gold medals from the past decade to boot).

Grown at 3,000 feet altitude in smartly-planted, conscientiously-farmed vineyards (you simply cannot produce organic fruit with anything less). Farmed to perfection and produced to be reflective of place and varietal, this is a powerful statement of quality. Already a terrific value under the original label, and an incredible deal under ours.

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