2018 Beta Series Cabernet Franc Appassimento


Tasting Notes

A cocktail of grenadine and orange liqueur garnished with an olive provide aromatic depth on the nose. The nose is contrasted by a palate of everything dried: figs, herbs, cranberries, and prunes. Bright acid, tannins, and elevated alcohol carry the finish.

Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: CF1 & CF2

Yeast: Rhone 2226

Cold Soak: No

Fermentation Duration: 18 days

Malolactic Fermentation: No

Oak Treatment: 1 2nd-use oak French barrel and 1 3rd-use oak French barrel

Additional Notes: Grapes dried on vine 2 months after traditional harvest; fruit was whole cluster foot pressed; wine rested in barrels for 8 months

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Franc

Brix at Harvest: 27.1

Alcohol: 15.9%

Residual Sugar: 0.6%

Acid: 6.6 g/L

pH: 3.92

Harvest Date: January 3, 2018

Bottling Date: September 13, 2018

Cases Produced: 62

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2018 Beta Series Cabernet Franc Appassimento