2014 Blanc de Cabernet Franc
Mae’s Vineyard, Applegate Valley
This Blanc de Cabernet Franc was gently pressed and immediately removed from the skins to avoid the influence of pigment and tannin contained in the skins. It was barrel-fermented, then stirred on the lees in stainless steel to augment the natural acidity and fruit flavors. Delicate nuances of “early blush” apricot, golden raspberries, Meyer lemon, white tea leaf, tarragon, hazelnut and holiday baking spices add to this, pretty, complex white wine from red grapes. Leah Jørgensen Cellars is the first to produce a commercial still white wine from Cabernet Franc grapes.
Suggested Pairing: shellfish, especially oysters and scallops; pork chops with apple compote; traditional Bavarian weisswurst + kraut
Production: Limited Edition, 90 cases
Release: May 2015