Cabernet Franc Reserve2020

25.00

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

2020

Cellar Life

15yrs

A unique and most challenging growing season, beginning with 8 nights of Spring frosts that reduced the yields. A wet late Spring, a record cold June followed by a very dry period in July, when we almost had to irrigate. Mid-Summer was a rollercoaster of rains followed by sunshine. At last we enjoyed a dry end of September for harvest. All white varietals show great aromatics, very fresh acidity, and medium structure. Our most reliable parcels of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot rewarded our dedication with very elegant and age-worthy wines.

James Suckling.com 08/2022 92 Points
Fermentation 8-12 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 10 days
Composition 90% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
Aging 12-14 Months, new and used French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 13%
Residual Sugars, 0.1%
Total Acidity, 0.52

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