The 2015 vintage was marked by a steady spring that did not see a huge amount of rain or temperature fluctuations. Warmer temperatures continued through the growing season and into late summer. These conditions caused the vineyards to bear less fruit and resulted in grapes that were small, concentrated andpacked with immense flavor intensity.
Blend: 76.5% Cabernet Franc, 23.5% Merlot
A relatively new release from this team is the 2015 Cabernet Franc Caladan, which includes just under 20% of Merlot. It has beautiful Cabernet Franc character in its blueberry and black cherry fruits as well as loads of complex forest floor, dried earth, camphor, and chocolate nuances. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and silky, it shows the inherent purity and freshness that’s the hallmark of the vintage, is perfectly balanced, and has the class to evolve gracefully for two decades or more.