2021 J. Lohr Home Ranch Cabernet Franc
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Estrella District, Paso Robles, CA
Will showcase the best fruit 3 to 6 years after the vintage date. Will hold for 10 to 15 years.15 Years
Will prove a perfect match to grilled lamb preparations or a roasted beet salad.
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Our Cabernet Franc was grown on the J. Lohr Home Ranch in the warmer Region III Estrella District of Paso Robles. The block was planted in 2007 in an east-west row orientation with clone327 Franc grafted to low-vigor 420A rootstock. The vines are trained to a bilateral cordon and spur pruned, thinning to two shoots per spur annually. The soil is low water-holding, fine loamy Nacimiento - Los Osos complex. Cabernet Franc is an upright-growing variety that is very drought tolerant. Our farming plan includes removing leaves from the fruit zone on the north side of the vines in June and reducing the crop to one cluster per shoot in late July. This practice assures small, concentrated berries that lead to a luxurious level of flavor and color intensity in the wine.