Long Meadow Ranch Winery

E.J. Church
2021 Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 27 | Lot No. 74
Vintage: 2021

Long Meadow Ranch Winery

E.J. Church

Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • This Cabernet Franc was crafted with fruit from vines planted in 1991 which comprise a mere 0.38-acre, south-facing block
  • Harvested at an elevation of 1,192 feet high up in the Mayacamas Mountains above Bear Canyon; small-lot fermented
  • Only two barrels were made; your wine is aging 18 months in French barriques (50% new and 50% second passage)
  • 100% estate grown and bottled with California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) grown fruit


Planted by Ted, Laddie and Chris Hall on the historic property of Long Meadow Ranch established in 1872, these 31-year-old vines stand watch on the precipice of Bear Canyon. At just over one third of an acre, our tiny Cabernet Franc block is a winemaker favorite. This pre-Prohibition site, originally planted in the 1870s by E.J. Church, is south-facing at an altitude of 1,192 feet. The vineyard produces a classically elegant wine true to the variety. Fans of Cabernet Franc will enjoy this for many years.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Justin Carr

Winemaker, Long Meadow Ranch Winery

Winemaker, Justin Carr

A California native, Justin Carr refined his winemaking skills in Napa, Sonoma and New Zealand before joining Long Meadow Ranch. Inspired by the combination of science, art, and the active lifestyle of winemaking, Carr received degrees in both Economics and Viticulture & Enology from the Universities of California at Berkeley and Davis respectively. He went on to hold positions at Hourglass, Rudd, Lynmar, Craggy Range, Patz & Hall, and Cakebread before joining Long Meadow Ranch as our Napa Valley Winemaker. Justin lives in Napa with his wife and daughter.

Country born: United States

Education: Degrees in both Economics and Viticulture & Enology from the Universities of California at Berkeley and Davis respectively

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

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