2017 Reserve Cabernet Franc

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Tasting Notes

Raspberry and blackberry are highlighted on the nose, backed up by dried herbal notes. The palate features cherry cola and vanilla, with dusty tannins accented by baking spices through the finish.

Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: 68% CF2, 32% CF3

Tons: 6.4 (for Classic and Reserve)

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. 2 of the third fill and 2 of the second fill French oak barrels were chosen as being of Reserve quality.

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc

Brix at Harvest: 23

Alcohol: 12.8%

Residual Sugar: 0.1%

Acid: 5.1 g/L

pH: 3.73

Harvest Date: November 4, 2017

Bottling Date: August 10, 2018

Cases Produced: 90

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2017 Reserve Cabernet Franc