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2016 Brecon Cabernet Franc

2014 Brecon Tannat

This wine is perfect for the “dreamer who can only find his way by moonlight”. I think we just went all Oscar Wilde on you. Perhaps it's those deep mysterious hues that shine under flickering candlelight or reflections reminiscent of a millpond on a blood moon. Either way remember “the dreamers punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest”.


94pts. purely domestic wine report. Dec 2019.


Best of Class. New World Int'l Wine Competition. Feb 2019.


90pts. Wine Enthusiast. Jul 2019. 


Gold Medal. Pacific Rim Wine Competition. Apr 2019. 

Production notes

Being ernest, when you have the oldest Cabernet Franc in Paso Robles. There is little point in running like a headless chuck trying to find alternate grapes with greater tannin or color intensity.  Those old vines have way more complexity than any modern planting. Try sitting down with a grandparent sometime and listening to tales of old when men were bold. Similarly try closing your eyes as you imbibe this offering! It’s a duty of care to work with these venerable vines, extend the life of the vineyard, and to make the best it can be. Brecon revels in the challenge each vintage throws at us.

Download Wine Notes
VarietalCabernet Franc
Varietal Composition96.9% 16 100% Adelaida.
15.41% CS Brecon Vyd.
56.79% CF Parish Vyd,
24.72% CF Brecon Vyd. 3.08%17PV Brecon Vyd
AppellationPaso Robles, Adelaida
AgingDrink Now - 2028
Residual Sugar0.29
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date08/23/2018
Cases Produced325

Suspiciously these grapes have, in recent years been picking within just a few days of the full moons. Coincidence?, or perhaps Oscars sap is on the rise again. Either way we suspect he would be delighted.  Brecon’s Cabernet Franc is from the highest point of our estate vineyard. Rocky hilltop soils make the vines struggle, yet produce super intense berry flavors. Planted in the 80's, the vines have passed their youthful exuberance, settling down into their best producing years. Back then nobody was planting Cabernet Franc on hilltops. A visionary planting indeed.

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