Vinum Cellars "The Scrapper"
Notes from the Winemaker
On the palate the wine is silky in texture and then rolls into the
varietal “franc” spice which is best described as fresh picked wild
currants. The wine then displays it’s silky and elegant tannins in the
form of ripe blueberry, cassis, tobacco and black cherry lined with
integrated vanilla made possible by 26 months of French oak aging.
Cabernet Franc is still considered a somewhat esoteric grape varietal
which has parentage tracing back to the king of grape varietals,
Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a very special wine with limited production
from a hillside, red dirt soil, head trained vine, single vineyard at an
elevation of 1,600 feet within the Sierra Mountains in El Dorado.
It drinks well in it’s youth while sturdy, but will mature gracefully
for 20+ years.