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2017 Cabernet Franc
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89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Notes of elderberries and plums, dark fruits that transition to earthy bramble, then chocolate, and finally subtle hints of oak.

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2017 Cabernet Franc


Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Aged for 9 months in a combination of 31% 1 year old French & neutral oak barrels.

Harvest Date: 10/14-10/26/2017
Harvest Brix: 22.8-24.0°
Alcohol: 13.7%
Total Acidity:  7.5g/L
pH: 3.36
Cases Produced: 395

Bottling Date: 8/21/18

Unfined & Unfiltered

Vineyard Source: 

18% West side of Cayuga Lake

 82% East side of Seneca Lake

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing

 Slightly perfumed on the nose, the 2017 Cabernet Franc while still in its infancy delivers quite the satisfying punch. With notes of elderberries and plums on the palate this is far from a one dimensional wine. It finishes with multiple layers of succulent dark fruits that transition to earthy bramble, then chocolate, and finally subtle hints of oak. Pair this wine with roasted fowl with fruit sauces, grilled chicken salad with dark cherries and goat cheese, or grilled Camembert cheese with sautéed plums and fresh rosemary sprigs.


Drink Window: Drink now through 2025+

Serving Temp.: 60-65°f

Vintage Notes

Winter in 2017 was again unexpectedly, and a little nerve-wrackingly, mild (we kept waiting for the other shoe to drop). After the drought of 2016 I think we all welcomed the rains of early spring 2017 but when the wet continued into late spring… then early summer… then midsummer… enough was enough. Just when everyone felt that all was lost mid-July dried right up, temperatures soared, and we were finally blessed with Summer  with  a  capital  “S”.  The vines went  wild! In October -midharvest- it still felt like high summer. Harvest just kept going and going with everyone reporting larger than normal yields and I think we were all a little more than pleasantly surprised by the truly astonishing qualities we were finding. Look to whites from 2017 to be vibrantly expressive and reds to be stately and sophisticated.



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