Cabernet Franc Reserve2016

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 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

Year

2016

Cellar Life

12yrs

Costly beginnings with a superb climax. A prematurely warm March induced bud break two weeks ahead of average, and then a series of frosty April nights robbed us of 40% of the crop. As the season progressed the vines suffered additional crop losses during a rainy June. Finally, from early August into late September, we enjoyed picking beautifully ripened fruit under clear and sunny skies. The whites showed beautiful aromatics and refreshing acidity, while the reds exhibited great depth of flavor and structure for aging. A stellar Octagon vintage.

Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, 2018 Gold Medal
James Suckling @ jamessucklingcom 2018 93 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, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.54%

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