Ashes & Diamonds, Cabernet Franc No 3 2016Regular price $85.00 Save $-85.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc
At first glance, “Ashes and Diamonds” only brushes the surface of what the winery truly represents. The story—or journey rather—begins in the autumn of 2013 when Kashy Khaledi (son of winemaker Darioush Khaledi) was a creative media executive at Capitol Records, the “ideal job.” In the midst of a lengthy creative stump, Khaledi would often turn to old films for inspiration. He found one that shifted the course of his life—the 50s Polish film Ashes and Diamonds. A dream started to take shape; Khaledi threw himself into researching the viticulture and enology that shaped California’s wine culture. His quest for joint ventures began; he teamed up with Steve Matthiasson and Diana Snowden, farming vineyards in Napa Valley in the pursuit of balanced wine.
This is a Cabernet Franc with simultaneous elegance and strength. Vineyards sourced are from the cooler south side of Napa Valley and packed with volcanic soil. The ageing process takes place over 19 months in oak, 30% of which is new French oak. The winemaker is Steve Matthiasson who consults on several wines for Kashi Khaledi.