California Cabernet Franc, 2018

Produced by San Rucci Winery

This Cabernet Franc was grown in sandy soils, which along with the long growing season creates a unique environment for complete phenolic ripeness of the grape. Grapes were harvested in late September of 2018 and were small bin fermented to dryness before being introduced to medium toast French oak barrels. The result is a well-balanced, fruit-forward wine with earthy and spicy undertones.

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Icons/star Rare wine (68 cases produced)

The details

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  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
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Food Pairing

Pork, Roast Turkey, Goat Cheese

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Tasting Notes

Mocha, Ripe Plum, Red Berry, White Pepper

What's cool?


This wine spent 9 months in 100% medium-plus toasted New French Oak.

Unique Climate

San Diego County has more unique microclimates than any other county in the USA, allowing it to grow a wide range of different varietals - including this Cabernet Franc.

San Joaquin, California

San Rucci Winery

The tradition that has become San Rucci Winery began over 90 years ago when a young Italian from Tuscany his wife and their young family immigrated to the United States. Today, the San Rucci winemaking tradition is carried on by father and son team Bill and Tony Merz. Our winemaking style is Californian wines inspired by our family winemaking heritage.

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Nerdy Details

What's in the bottle
Cabernet Franc (100%)
ABV: 13.6%
Cabernet Franc from San Diego County (100%). Harvested at 26.0 brix .
Fermentation: Cold Soaking for 3 days, Small-bin fermented in 100% medium-plus toasted New French Oak barrels
Malolactic fermentation: 100%
100% New French oak, 9 months