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Black Pepper, Vanilla, Plum
Deep garnet in color with dark coffee notes lifted by aromas of ripe black currants and Morello cherries. Hints of aniseed, black pepper and vanilla. Layered and complex. Balanced but equally complex on the palate with notes of ripe plum and fig, dark brambly berries and soft tones of toffee and chocolate. Richly textured with smooth tannins, well-integrated and full-bodied. Long, elegant finish of dark cassis and black peppercorn notes.

Toasted Caramel, Chocolate, Toasted Coconut
<b>About the Wine</b><br> Our 2021 California Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold red wine with a big presence. Aromas of black tea, clove and anise radiate from the glass, revealing notes of blackberry and black plum. A rich layer of toasted caramel, shaved chocolate and toasted coconut underscore the fruit characteristics, leading to a long, decadent finish. Cabernet pairs beautifully with hearty meat, like filet mignon and herb-dusted standing rib roast. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes</b><br> The 2021 growing season was dry with budbreak in early March. Harvest began in mid- September. The resulting grapes were picked at the optimal ripeness while still maintaining their natural acidity. Fruit from this harvest boasted beautiful complexity and flavor characteristics. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes</b><br> Grapes were harvested in cool, early morning hours. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed before undergoing a multi-day cold soak to gently extract flavor and color. Fermentation occurred at moderate temperatures with 10-14 days of skin contact. The wine was aged on a mix of French and American oak.

Grapefruit, Lime Zest, Peach, Guava
An appealing, fruit-forward taste of the bright, plush and generous Franciscan California Sauvignon Blanc 2021 style. The delightfully crisp and refreshing palate offers citrusy notes of ripe grapefruit and lime zest, layered with rich, smooth hints of juicy peach, guava and pineapple. Subtle suggestions of white florals and vibrant green apple add wonderful texture and lift to the wine, which finishes with a bight flourish. Enjoy this share-worthy wine alongside bright green salads, fresh vegetables or zesty grilled seafood dishes. <br><br> <b>VINTAGE NOTES</b><br> An exceptional 2021 growing season gave us mature, well-balanced fruit and generous, flavorful wines. The season was smooth, consistent and evenly paced, with dry, temperate conditions persisting from late winter until harvest. We picked our Sauvignon Blanc grapes early in the season, allowing us to capture crisp, vibrant fruit expression. Grapes came into the cellar showing beautiful concentration, advanced flavor development and ideal structure at lower-than-usual Brix levels. Overall, an outstanding vintage.

Meyer Lemon, White Peach, Pear
Our bold and bright Monterey County Sauvignon Blanc opens with generous aromas of grapefruit, lime and white florals. The delightfully crisp palate brings notes of fresh-cut Meyer lemon, white peach and juicy pear, with tropical hints of guava, lychee and crushed pineapple adding depth. A refreshing, lifted finish makes this wine an ideal choice for pairing with seasonal green salads, bright seafood dishes or zesty grilled chicken.

Dark Berries, Black Plum, Mocha
Beautiful nose of ripe, perfumed cherry, with notes of vanilla, dark berry, sandalwood, and crème brûlée. Rich and inviting with a soft and full entry. Mouth-filling with a velvety texture of dark berry fruit, notes of black plum, cassis and mocha. Delicious supple tannins; the smooth finish lingers with notes of ripe cherry fruit, toasty oak notes and bittersweet chocolate on the finish.
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