Cabernet Franc Reserve2014


Cabernet Franc Reserve

This especially food-friendly wine is so varietally characterful and intriguing that its outstanding response to our terroir has sustained its ranking among the most honored and loyally followed wines we produce. 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



Cellar Life


A single, light frost at the outset of the season inflicted minor crop losses, but thereafter a pattern stabilized of moderate rain, and daytime temperatures never approaching hot ranges. In the crucial last 6 weeks of the growing season, from early September to mid-October, we enjoyed a period of consistent high pressure, with clear blue sky, warm days and cool evenings which ultimately allowed us to harvest at optimal times. A signature of this vintage is that the reds bear a higher than average acidity, extravagant texture, fragrant aromatics - gifts of the cooler season.

State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition Gold Medal
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2017 Gold Medal
Virginia Governor's Cup competition, 2017 Gold Medal
Texsom International Wine Competition, Texas Monthly Gold Medal
The Wine Advocate 89 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator 90 Points 90 Points
Dan Berger International Wine Competition, CA 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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