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Cabernet Franc 2017

Our Cabernet Franc is made from vines dating back to 1974 and aged 18 months in French oak barrels.

Medium intensity with cranberry, raspberry, cracked pepper, dark cherry, and slight toastiness from oak. Soft earthy tannins are balanced perfectly with vibrant acidity. The combination of European and American oak adds layers of spicy flavors.

Pair with Stuffed Bell Peppers, Pork Tenderloin, Ribs, Roast Beef, Chocolate Fondue.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2017
ACID 6.2 g/L
Varietal Cabernet Franc
PH 3.41
Residual sugar 1.9 g/L
AGING 18 Months. 2-4 Year Old French Oak.
Alcohol % 13.3

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TASTING NOTES

Lighter in color and style compared to the 2015 vintage. Medium intensity with cranberry, raspberry, cracked pepper, dark cherry, and slight toastiness from oak. Soft earthy tannins are balanced perfectly with vibrant acidity. The combination of European and American oak adds layers of spicy flavors.


VINEYARD NOTES

Our Cabernet Franc was planted in 1974, 1997, and 1999 on 3309 rootstock in our Keuka Estate vineyards. Vineyards on Keuka are shallow, shale-based soils which adds minerality, acidity, and elegance. A small portion of the blend comes from Eric Volz Vineyard, just north across the road from Dr. Konstantin Frank’s plantings on Keuka Lake. These vines were planted in 1990 by Walter Volz, the winery’s first Vineyard Manager. This vineyard is managed by Eric Volz, current Vineyard Manager for the winery, who worked alongside his father Walter and grandfather, Dr. Konstantin Frank. Soils here are shallow with high natural acidity and high amounts of shale.


VINEYARD

70% Seneca, 25% Keuka Estate, 5% Volz Vineyard.

VINIFICATION

De-stemmed. Several Day Cold Soak.

VESSEL

Open-Top Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. 3 Times Daily Manual Punchdowns.

ÉLEVAGE

18 Months 2-4 Year Old French Oak.

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