2012 Cabernet Franc Mayacamas Estate
Our inaugural vintage, Mayacamas Estate Cabernet Franc comes from Long Meadow Ranch's first pre-Prohibition terraced vineyard block, located at the edge of Bear Canyon atop the Mayacamas Mountains.
The third consecutive cool and late growing season of 2012 was perfect for Cabernet Franc. Our dry winter ended with moderate rainfall in March, giving us a long growing season and also led to richer flavor development. We opened the vine canopies to ensure sunlight, warmth and good air circulation around the grape clusters. The night-harvested grapes retained their enticing aromas and naturally pleasing acidity all the way to the bottle.
October 16, 2012
This wine is the result of one pick, one fermentation, and great care to avoid blending. The integral, complete expression of Franc includes classic cocoa powder, minerality, fruity dark chocolate, and concentrated sweetly extracted black fruits. The uncommon plush and velvety texture lends richness to the complexity of varietally true flavors. The harmonious components serve the whole and will enhance the wine's extraordinary balance for years to come. – Ashley Heisey
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect with grilled LMR grass-fed ribeye and oven-roasted baby carrots with tarragon, drizzled with LMR Napa Valley Select Olive Oil