2009 Clos Pegase Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 750 mL

2009 Clos Pegase Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 750 mL

Ideal growing conditions led to optimal flowering, veraison and harvest, although the mildness of the year delayed timing of these critical events in the annual cycle of the vine. This mild weather coupled with prolonged hangtime produced wines which balance freshness and richness perfectly. Moderate crop levels in Cabernet franc achieved through judicious early cluster thinning, producing wines of magnificent concentration. Our Mitsuko's Vineyard Cabernet Franc was harvested in the cool of the night, permitting us to achieve a prolonged cold soak period prior to the onset of fermentation; this practice results in enhanced ease of extraction of color and tannins from the grape skins during fermentation. Fermentation proceeded with natural yeasts, giving us complexity in flavor and a sense of 'place' from the vineyard's indigenous yeast populations. Extended maceration for two weeks on the skins following primary fermentation softened tannins and stabilized color. After pressing, malola
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