Koukou Cabernet Franc 2021
Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA
100% Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes: Strawberry, Fresh Red Plum, Green Pepper
In 2010, we started bringing in and making Cabernet Franc using whole cluster fermentation to capture the brighter and fresher characteristics from the grape. Making the wine in this style at the time was not typical, it was an experiment in the cellar that was unique and the result was a refreshing wine. A “chillable red” was not a common descriptor for red wine at that time, but that was exactly what our Cab Franc was and still is – something you want to keep drinking, tasting even better with a chill. That first vintage making Cabernet Franc was a building block for how many of our wines are made today.