Trefethen Cabernet Franc 2007
Intriguing nose of red fruits, violets, and tree bark with sage. Lovely spice character, firm tannins graced by silky texture. Persistent finish with hints of dusty dark chocolate.
After a relatively dry winter, both budbreak and bloom came earlier than usual. The lower soil moisture meant that foliage growth was easily controlled and the grapes enjoyed ample sunshine during a beautiful summer with nearly ideal growing conditions. The cooler-than-usual weather in August and September slowed sugar accumulation resulting in typical harvest dates despite the early start to the season.