Camp Cabernet Franc 2020, Sonoma County, California

The 2020 Camp Cabernet Franc is 100% from the organic Mojon’s Bench vineyard in Alexander Valley. Simple winemaking with 20% whole cluster, native yeasts, and the wine was aged in 1-4 year old barrels. The Camp wines employ native yeasts and malolactic bacteria for the primary and secondary fermentations without the use of commercial fermentation aids or additives. The wines are aged in real oak barrels and/or stainless steel tanks vs. alternatives or flavoring agents. Each lot was fermented with 50% whole clusters. The final blend was aged in neutral French barrels ranging from 1-5 years old. “These vines, the land, the landscapes, habitats, life, our lives, agriculture, a cycling through the seasons, and the years that pass are the groundwork for our business, the foundation that the rest is built on. The vineyards that we work with and the relationships formed around them are long-term commitments, refined over many years, sacred assets. Each site has been chosen, generally for many reasons including growing the right variety in the right place, but also the site’s ability to co-evolve with us and our winemaking goals. There are some sites that we have been continuously working with for fifteen years now and most for at least ten. Our site selections are based more on values and ethics than dollars and notoriety.”