Rick Hill has been making wine for Tantara since 1997 after coming to the states from New Zealand, where he studied Wine Science. He specializes in producing Santa Barbara County Pinot, Chardonnay, and Syrah but took a chance with this 2014 Cab Franc. Turns out that his years of winemaking paid off, because this full bodied, velvety soft wine guarantees your mouth will be watering throughout the evening.
Varietal - 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation - Los Olivos District
Alcohol - 14.3%
Case Production - 150
Barrel Regimen - Hand sorted & 100% destemmed. 28 months in 60% new French and American oak
Tasting Notes - Plump berries and uncracked peppercorns on the nose followed by flavors of boysenberry with white pepper dust and dried herbs on the palate.