Cabernet Franc

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Price $17.99  Sale Price $14.39

Dry Red Wines

 

General Information

Winemaker: Rick Hall

Bottling Date: January 10, 2013

Cases Bottled: 1,072

Appellation : 100% Virginia Fruit
 

Composition

Cabernet Franc 86.5%

Cabernet Sauvignon 9.6%

Petit Verdot 2.4%

Merlot 1.0%

Chambourcin 0.5%
 

Oak

% Oak Age: 100%

Aged In

New oak: 0.9%

1 yr old oak: 0.9%

3+ yr old oak: 98.2%

French oak : 10.0%

American oak: 79.0%

Hungarian oak: 11.0%

Barrel aged for 11 months
 

Alcohol percent by volume: 12.5%

pH: 3.4

Titratable acidity: 0.61 g/100ml

Residual sugar: 0.15% (dry)

Bottle Size: 750ml

Case Size: 12

UPC: 012731196259

Vegetarian Safe
 

Vineyards

Grapes for this wine were grown in vineyards throughout Virginia. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chambourcin wines were blended with our Cabernet Franc to add complexity. Here’s some more detail about our growers:

Patrick County, VA, 67.98%. Ayers Vineyards from vines planted between 1999 and 2001. Ayers also grows Chardonnay and Vidal Blanc. Stanburn Vineyards from vines planted in 1999. Stanburn also grows Chardonnay, Chambourcin, and Traminette. Koru Farm from vines planted in 2006. Koru also grows Viogner and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Albemarle County, VA, 23.62%. Trump Vineyards from vines planted between 1995 and 1999. Trump also grows Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot, and Merlot.

Campbell County, VA, 3.88%. Pinehaven Farm from vines planted between 2003 and 2005. Pinehaven also grows Chambourcin, Traminette and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The remaining grapes (4.52%) came from Virginia growers in Nelson, Pittsylvania and Shenandoah Counties.

About This Wine

This wine features an aromatic nose of sweet fruit, particularly strawberry and raspberry.  Red currant and soft cranberry flavors predominate on the palate, enhanced by a bright acidity and complemented by a clean, smooth finish.

Tasting Attributes

Aroma: Sweet fruit, strawberry, raspberry. Palate: Red currant, cranberry. Finish: Smooth, bright.

Food and Wine Paring

This wine will pair well with lamb, heavier game meats, and sharp cheeses. Alcohol 12.5%.

Aging Statement

This wine may age for 6 years or more. Aging is an imprecise art; excessive aging could lead to a negative effect. Ideally, try some every year and enjoy the wine’s journey. Keep at a uniform temperature - 55 degrees is best. It is perfectly normal for a well aged wine to develop minor sediment in the bottle and on the cork surface.