92 points Jeb Dunnuck (Was Wine Advocate)
The 2015 LXV Bootjack Ranch Reserve Cabernet Franc kicks things up a notch. Bold notes of blue fruit, violets, roasted coffee beans, and fresh pink peppercorns can all be found layered into the wine’s aroma like threads in an intricate tapestry. On the palate, this Franc reveals hints of fresh picked herbs and black currants. A fresh burst of acidity on the mid-palate heralds in an unyielding, full-bodied structure. Much like the foundations of an ancient pyramid, this wine is built to last!
Harvested on September 29, 2015, the Reserve Cabernet Franc was fermented and macerated on skins for 21 days. The fermentations occurred in 1-ton bins that were manually punched down 2-3 times daily.
The grapes used for this wine were sustainably farmed by the Niner Family and Vineyard Manager Jason Yeager at Bootjack Ranch in Paso Robles.
Pair with meats such as Lamb Chops, Steaks or even a grilled Salmon. Peppers, Rosemary, Thyme and Mint are your seasonings for this wine.
Serve at 59°-64° F
VARIETALS 100% Cabernet Franc
APPELLATION Paso Robles, California
VINEYARD Bootjack Ranch
AGING Aged in a mixture of 500L French oak puncheons and 225L French oak barriques for 17 months prior to bottling. Approximately 70% of the oak was new.