2018 Cabernet Franc

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Tasting Notes

With a delicate floral and fruity nose, this wine speaks of the vintage. On the palate, a white pepper spice accents a cran-raspberry finish.

Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: 62% CF3, 32% CF2, 5.6% M1

Tons: 26.2 Cabernet Franc; 5.4 Merlot

Yeast: Cabernet Franc: FX10; Merlot: BRL97

Cold Soak: Cabernet franc: 3 days

Fermentation Duration: Cabernet Franc: 7 days; Merlot: 6 days

Malolactic Fermentation: Cabernet Franc: VP41ML; Merlot: beta ML in tank

Oak Treatment: Two 400L 4th use French puncheons, six neutral French oak barrels, and eight 4th use French oak 225L barrels. The 225L barrels were transferred to larger puncheons as they became available. Merlot: One neutral American oak, 6 neutral French oak, and eight 4-or-5th fill French oak 225L barrels.

Additional Notes: 2 pumpovers per day during fermentation, and 17 days of post-fermentation maceration.

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition: 94.4% Cabernet Franc, 5.6% Merlot

Brix at Harvest: 20.4

Alcohol: 12%

Residual Sugar: 0.1%

Acid: 4.6 g/L

pH: 3.95

Harvest Date: Cabernet Franc: October 30,  2018; Merlot: October 25, 2018

Bottling Date: August 12, 2019

Cases Produced: 460

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2018 Cabernet Franc