Sourced from the slopes of the Moon Mountain appellation located in the hills outside the city of Sonoma, the wine displays a striking dark ruby and vibrant aromas of briar fruit, wild blueberry, and sage that bound from the glass. The palate is full with complex layers of coffee bean, olive tapenade, and dark cassis that are met with chalky mineral and herbal highlights. Elegant and balanced, the wine’s refined texture stays fresh lending to a long, clean finish.
Hand-harvested grapes, picked at night from Moon Mountain. The wine undergoes an average of 23-days of maceration, including 5 day cold soak. Primary fermentation occurs with native and selected yeasts, as well as native malolactic fermentation. Finally the wine is aged 19 months in French and American oak barrels, 12% new oak.
|PRODUCER||Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs|
|VARIETAL COMPOSITION||Cabernet Franc|
|APPELLATION||Moon Mountain District|