Cabernet Franc Reserve2018

24.99

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 Émilion, as the foundation of a wine famed for elegance and complexity as well as considerable age worthiness.

 

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Cabernet Franc Reserve

Year

2018

Cellar Life

8yrs

This vintage will be remembered by all Virginia growers as one of the most challenging, characterized by a mild spring with early and very fruitful bud break, followed by well above average rainfall in June and July which required extensive leaf pulling and mowing. In our district we experienced a warm and fairly dry August which allowed some good to very good ripening in whites and some red varietals, but heavily penalized Cabernet Sauvignon. Because of the broad distribution of our eight distinguishable growing sites for Cabernet Franc, clonal selections and the high resiliency of this varietal we were able to select and blend a classic and elegant wine.

Fermentation 8-12 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 10 days
Composition 93% Cabernet Franc 7% Petit Verdot
Aging 12-14 Months, new and used French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 13%
Residual Sugars, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.55

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