Burch Hall, Cabernet Franc, Sierra Foothills, California 2007
A very talented wine maker, Steve Burch, now the proprietor of Burch Hall winery is highly regarded throughout the California wine industry. After working at Mondovi Woodbridge doing research, and later recruited by Flora Springs in St. Helena as an assistant winemaker - Steve gained the experience that allowed him to move to Nevada County where he believes the conditions are ideal to make beautiful, long-lasting wines of depth and purity.
The Sierra Foothills attract a different kind of winemaker than other regions in the state. Dedicated vintners make wines that express the rocky mountainous soils, climate, and terrain. It lies in the easternmost of the California wine regions and has, for many years, been one of California's best kept wine secrets.
A supple Cabernet Franc with intense aromas of raspberry, tobacco, and cranberry - with the silky richness of carmelized fruit. Rich, persistent, and balanced. An ideal expression of Cabernet Franc - sun drenched and beautiful.