Description: Cabernet Franc drives the wine, energetic and aromatic with plenty of the classic herbal notes tangled up in the bright and fruity carbonic character. Merlot and Petit Verdot bring darker fruit to match the strawberry, red fruited Franc, along with bright acidity. There is a cool feel to this vintage that is refreshing and thirst quenching.
“Soif” is French for “thirst”, and this wine embraces the Vin de Soif style so popular in Parisian wine bars: low tannin, juicy, and fun. The 2017 Soif was a wine that was conceived in the midst of harvest. One of those intuitive moves that resulted in a new perspective; one we liked a lot, and it turns out we weren’t the only ones. We set out to make the wine again in 2018, and if there were ever a vintage to make a fresh and fruity, lighter style, 2018 was it. We started with the same idea of a Cabernet Franc and Merlot co-ferment, but as the vintage progressed we ended up making a lot of our reds wines in this style, and we realized we had a blending opportunity with an experimental lot of Petit Verdot that was picked early and fermented whole cluster, semi carbonically (send us an email if you want a deeper explanation of the process). Once again Soif ends up being the wine version of the friend who is always positive, who refuses to let you take life too seriously. Its fresh, low tannin nature allows it to be served cool to chilled, making for a flexible Summer red wine.