Cabernet Franc, Brash Higgins
Their sixth Cabernet Franc, they skipped 2019, 100% grown from a neighboring vineyard planted in 1982 and made at Brash HQ. Vintage 2020 provided good growing conditions with an even season punctuated by small berry set. The idea for this FRNC was to focus on the aromatics and delicacy of the fruit, making it a breeze to drink but still complex, age worthy.
“A translucent ruby/violet in color. The nose is lifted, aromatic, complex with violet leaf, red and blue fruit, yet not vegetal at all. There is pepper, ashes, rose petals, mulberry; exactly what this vineyard smells like after a summer rain. Balanced, vibrant, medium bodied, the wine has a satiny, svelte mouth feel and a long smooth finish with grip.”-Brad Hickey, Vinitor, October 20, 2020.
Macerated for five weeks. Aged 8 months in 100% French oak, 8 year old hogsheads. 400 cases produced.