Wedding Vineyard, Cabernet Franc
First planted to Martha's Vineyard clone Cabernet in 1973, the Wedding Vineyard covers eleven gently sloping acres (up to 15 degrees, oriented south-west) on our Mountain Estate at an elevation of 1,200 feet. Approximately nine acres were replanted in 2002 under the careful guidance of David Abreu: seven blocks of Cabernet (clone 337 and Martha's Vineyard clone), one block of Petit Verdot (clone 400) and one block of Cabernet Franc (clone 327). (read more about the vineyard)
The Cabernet Franc block of Wedding Vineyard is comprised of Yorkville clay loam series, characterized by gray clay loam and marked by cobbled schist comprised of metamorphosed basalt and tuff throughout.
Fisher's 2009 Cabernet Franc Wedding Vineyard, also from Sonoma, is totally intriguing. A powerful reticent wine, the 2009 shows just hints of its overall potential today. At the same time, it is impossible to miss the wine's pure power, depth and structure. A wine for the patient, the 2009 should be cellared for at least a few years as the flavors are still quite primary and the tannins remain unsettled. The 2009 is shaping up to be a stunner.
- (94 Points) Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
- 100% Cabernet Franc
- Aged sur lees 21 months in 100% new French oak barrels
- Racked off primary lees only once, conserving aromatics and phenolics
- Bottled unfined and unfiltered
Bottle Date: August 2011
Cases Produced: 50