2008 Cabernet Franc
|Wine Type:||Red Wine|
|92%||2008 Cabernet Franc|
|4%||2007 Cabernet Franc|
|2%||2008 Cabernet Sauvignon|
A youthful purple color with ripe blackberry and herbal notes in the nose. Medium bodied tasting of red fruits, briar and plum lead to a fresh toasty finish. Young, vivid and developing Loire style.
9.5 tons of Cabernet Franc (from vineyard CF2) were harvested on 10/24/08, as two lots. The lots were kept separate through fermentation and barrel aging. Following fermentation, it was pressed, settled and racked to older oak barrels. The wine was racked out of barrel on 08/03/09, after nearly 9 months in oak. Added to this wine was 4% of our 2007 Cabernet Franc, 2% of our 2008 Merlot, and 2% of our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was blended during the first week of August and chilled for 3 weeks to 35F.
The freshness, lighter tannins and red fruit enable Cabernet Franc to pair with cheeses, tomato based dishes, ham, pork and veal, poultry, Mediterranean dishes and, of course, gourmet pizza.