2015 No.32 Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc
Intense aromas of Morello cherry and cocoa with hints of cedar. The palate is generous with blackcurrants and sweet cherry. A concentrated wine with fine, tight tannins and a lingering finish.
100% Cabernet Franc
French Clones 214, 331, & 327
Cabernet Franc tends to be smaller fruit and with more cylindrical clusters that are tighter than Cabernet Sauvignon due to a greater berry set. In this inaugural vintage of Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc, there is a subtlety in the layers of flavour against a refined structure of bright acidity and tannins that are present but nicely contained.
17 months in 100% French oak, 33% new
The weather in 2015 was pretty close to perfect for grape growing. It began with an early, mild spring with budburst two weeks early. In September, temperatures cooled to near normal providing a long and plentiful harvest which continued into the first couple of weeks of October. Overall, the extended harvest period allowed for uniform ripening.