Cabernet Franc Reserve2014


Cabernet Franc Reserve

This especially food-friendly wine is so varietally characterful and intriguing that it has been selected in every vintage since 1999 as the House Red Wine by the region’s most esteemed culinary destination, The Inn at Little Washington. We grow vines originating from the Loire Valley as well as Pomerol and St Emilion, as the foundation of a wine famed for elegance and complexity as well as considerable age worthiness.


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Fathoming Cabernet Franc



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To the novice grape-grower 2013 seemed an unlikely year for stellar results, due to an early rainy pattern which finally broke at the beginning of August at which point the vineyard enjoyed cool temperatures and abundant sun through early October. It is because of years like this one that we never make predictions nor we loose hope too early but we diligently prepare our vineyards to take advantage of the last 60 days of the ripening season.The grapes were harvested at ideal balance of sugar and acidity and produced structured wines capable of long aging especially in the reserve selection and inevitably Octagon.

State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition Gold Medal
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2017 Gold Medal
Fermentation 8-12 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 10 days
Composition 92% Cabernet Franc 8% Petit Verdot
Aging 12-14 Months, new and used French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 13.4%
Residual Sugars, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.55%

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