2014 Cabernet Franc

Estate grown and fruit forward, our Cabernet Franc remains a staple in our red wine program.

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Vintage:2014
Wine Type:Red Wine
Varietal Composition:
83%Cabernet Franc
10%Merlot
7%Cab Sauvignon
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/30/2014
Acid:6.1 g/L
pH:3.69
Bottling Date:08/26/2015
Residual Sugar:0.2%
Alcohol %:12.4%

Tasting Notes

Dried thyme and oregano on the nose, with flavors of blackberry and cherry. The juicy acidity of this wine makes it a lovely complement to a variety of meals.

Winemaker Notes

On October 30, 2014, 5.6 tons of Cab Franc were harvested  with a chemistry of 21.4 Brix, 6.9Ta, 3.4 pH, then crushed and de-stemmed into a tank.  Fermentation lasted  ten days with peak temperatures that ranged from 80 to 83F. 92% of the wine was racked to French oak barrels; 8% was aged in flex tanks with New York oak staves.  All lots went through malo-lactic fermentation.

The Merlot was also harvested on October 30, 2015 (22 Brix, 8.2 g/L TA, 3.35 pH) and the Cabernet Sauvignon on November 4 (22 Brix, 10.7 Ta, 3.21 pH).  All wines were racked after 9 months in oak then blended during the first week of August 2015.

This wine is vegan friendly.

336 cases produced.

Food Pairing

The freshness, lighter tannins, and red fruit enable Cabernet Franc to pair with cheeses, tomato based dishes, ham, pork and veal, or poultry.

Recipes for this wine

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