The 2015 Hexameter, Ovid's Cabernet Franc-based wine, exudes all the purity of fruit and overall freshness that makes Franc on Pritchard Hill so alluring. Racy and nuanced to its core, the Hexameter also points to a house style that increasingly seeks finesse rather than power alone, as was more typical in the early days. This fleshy, voluptuous wine will drink well right out of the gate. I loved it. 94 points (AG)
Hexameter is the meter that Ovid used in his greatest poem: Metamorphoses. This form of verse is uniquely suited to the telling of long and inspiring tales that stand the test of time. Ovid aims to recreate these qualities in the Hexameter wine, featuring their Pritchard Hill estate’s most profound and compelling Cabernet Franc as its core. Hexameter is only available in some years — when the vines and stars align.
Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso] was a Roman poet who lived from 43 BC - 17 AD. His most famous work, Metamorphoses, is a poetic retelling of the Greek myths, celebrating the themes of transformation and change. Since winemaking is about transformation from grapes to something more sublime, that forms one connection. Our admiration for the art and culture of the Romans, who had so much figured out so long ago, forms another. The works of Ovid, rich and timely yet steeped in tradition, continue to speak to us. We aim to embody our classical theme in everything we do. We value long-lasting relationships and sustainable methods in farming and winemaking, all with the goal of creating a wine estate that will endure and flourish.