WINEMAKER(S)
Kevin Hall

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 01

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Let's Be Franc

Cabernet Franc
Wetzel Family Estate
Alexander Valley
2015
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Alexander Valley is rich in history and natural beauty, and since 1962 the Wetzel Family has focused on showcasing wines from this special land they call home. Once the homestead of Alexander Valley pioneer Cyrus Alexander, who first planted vineyards here in the late 1800s, the Wetzel’s winery and vineyards are a celebration of the vision, hard work and resourcefulness of all of the men and women who built this thriving community.

For this lot, the Wetzel Family is offering a 100% Cabernet Franc—one of the few 100% Cab Francs produced in California—selected exclusively for the auction by Winemaker Kevin Hall. Many think of Cabernet Franc as only a blending grape, and Alexander Valley Vineyards does blend a small percentage into its Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and its premium blend CYRUS. With this special lot, crafted for the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, Kevin offers wine lovers the opportunity to taste this exceptional Cabernet Franc on its own, with its softer tannin profile than Cabernet Sauvignon.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

July 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.