Our daily work is with Cabernet Franc, and we are under contract to never produce a Cabernet Franc under Union Sacre, but in the heat of the harvest moments, sometimes the temptation is too much. In those moments Le Clandestin is born.
VARIETAL: Cabernet Franc
APPELLATION: Santa Barbara County
VINEYARD(S): Crown Point Vineyard
ON ELEVAGE: 40% French Oak, 10 months
ON FERMENTATION: Fermented on skin for 20 days.
TASTING NOTES: Fresh pepper, blueberry, plum, violet, earthy
ON PRODUCTION: 100% destemmed. Grapes were cold soaked for 5 days.