2017 Cabernet Franc

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Tasting Notes

Framed by floral aromatics, the nose features a core of cranberry and blackberry fruits. The fruit foward palate and mouth filling tannins are balanced with engaging acidity.

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Silver Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2019

Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: 68% CF2, 32% CF3

Tons: 6.4

Yeast: Indoor tank: FX10; Indoor bin: RC212; Outdoor tank: D254

Cold Soak: Indoor tank and bin: No; Outdoor tank: 17 days

Fermentation Duration: Indoor tank: 14 days; Indoor bin: 11 days; Ourdoor tank: 14 days

Malolactic Fermentation: Chris Hansen ML; fermentation lasted ~2 weeks

Oak Treatment31% neutral oak French and American barrels; 69% second or third fill oak French barrels

Additional NotesWine rested in barrel for 7.5 months

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 12.7

Residual Sugar: 0.1%

Acid: 5.1 g/L

pH: 3.70

Harvest Date: November 4, 2017

Bottling Date: August 10, 2018

Cases Produced: 262

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2017 Cabernet Franc