FORGE CELLARS WILLOW CABERNET FRANC
BLUEBERRY – LAVENDER – LUMINESCENT
Disciplined and studious, Willow Cabernet Franc is a master of its craft. Innately complex and imaginative, it continues to broaden and fine-tune its technique each vintage. In our third year producing this wine, we have witnessed it respond to three very different types of vintages with great poise: the hot yet moderately balanced 2019 vintage, the sun-drenched and rainparched days of 2020, and finally one of the wettest years on record in 2021. As one of the plots newer to our collection, it’s a definite reassurance and sign of great vines tended to with care.
In comparison to our other Cabernet Franc lieux-dits, Willow is a bit more nimble and sultry on the palate in the way it tickles the senses, moving in a calm and calculated manner.
East side Seneca Lake – Lodi
Soils: Aurora and Farmington silt loam on shale
- Size: .750L
Out of stock
Harvest Date: Oct. 24, 2021
Hand-harvested and sorted
Spontaneous fermentation in wooden vat
Alcohol: 13% by vol.
Production: 286 cases