"The 2016 Wait Cellars Russian River Cabernet Franc is made from 100% hand-picked and hand-sorted fruit from the Los Amigos Vineyard. Los Amigos sits south of Healdsburg, California and east of highway 101 where the western benchlands of the Mayacamas range flatten out, a relatively warmer area of Sonoma County where the Russian River Valley and the Chalk Hill appellations overlap.
Aromas: Blueberry scone, white pepper, slate
Palate: Medium-bodied, firm acids, mild grip on finish"
Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc
Soil: Cole, Huichica loam
Crush: Hand harvest, sort; 11 day carbonic maceration; foot treaded
Ferment: Glycolitic/Carbonic, followed by native primary ferment
Aging: 10 months neutral European oak
Production: 75 cases
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Sizable, dry tannins wrap around a core of leather and dried herb before a juicy midpalate unleashes flavors of blue fruit and plum. This wine is light on its feet and lingers on tones of cloves and herbs." -VB, 12/31/2018