This sustainably and organically farmed Alegría Vineyard Cabernet Franc’s aromatics read like a spice wish-list of cardamom, green peppercorns, star anise, and bergamot tea accented with blackberry and violets. On the palate, sugared violets, roasted jalapeno, and eggplant mix with crushed lilac, charred meat and currants. Picked on my birthday as a gift from me to you, 25% fermented whole cluster with gentle pumpovers and aged in neutral French oak barrels. 12.4% alcohol. 99 cases produced.