BSV 2017 'Desert Valley Vy' Cabernet Franc
Nesting Place: Desert Valley
Since 2013 Desert Valley has been a vineyard of prolific prominence within the BSV portfolio. Perched on a remarkable Western slope of the Golden Mile Bench, allowing for ample sun exposure. Desert Valley is not only a testament to the magic of the sub-appellation, but our investment in the relationship with our wine-growers. It really is a very extended family business. The site is defined by ribbons of clay, sand & intermittent mineral deposits from erosion on the nearby mountains. Not only does the Desert Valley microclimate amplify ripeness & concentration, the intensive swings between daytime & evening temperatures breed balance structurally.
The Wine & Moment in Time:
Another expression of our affinity & love for the mighty and noble Cabernet Franc. The 5th incarnation in the Desert Valley lineage speaks yet again to the magic of this often overlooked grape variety. Between the collaborative nature of the grower relationship & the length of the 2017 vintage, we've yet again struck structural gold. The '17 speaks more to the rugged & savoury capabilities Cab.Franc is synonymous with. Black Currant & Licorice are the focal points, but there's a herbal/medicinal Eucalyptus charm that brings a soul to the backbone.
Stunning from top to bottom, with an elegant framework laid down by 40 months spent in a selection of entirely New French Oak Barriques.
Desert Valley is historically conducive to seriously splendid progression & evolution within the bottle. You can expect this to make a truly grand entrance, arriving via metaphorical limousine over the next decade. Drink through 2035.