Lonna's Block Cabernet Franc 2019
On our organic managed property located in the heart of St. David’s we have two unique blocks where Cabernet Franc is planted. The soil and driveway are what separate the two blocks (Lonna’s block to the West and Nancy’s block to the East). Lonna’s site is slightly more vigorous and retains more heat than Nancy’s. It is believed that having the vines planted on the old horse paddock may be responsible for this by incorporating higher organic matter into the soil. Nancy’s block has just a little more sand in the soil profile (especially the rows further East), but is a little more tamed and balanced in terms of acid to sugar ratios. This block likes to ripen a little slower but steadier than Lonna’s block. In 2019 the two blocks were picked the same day and 4 rows of Nancy’s Block were hand-picked.
This wine is intense and powerful. The dry complex tannins are firm and really showcase the aging potential of this wine. They are exciting and bold but do not hinder the savory and ripe tones of this wine. The fruit that makes up this wine is rich, dark and filled with blackberry, plum, cassis and tobacco. This bold wine will truly open up and riper fruit notes will be released each hour as you decant.