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Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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

Seductive complexity in black fruit scents, a hint of foresty dried herbs, and a touch of leather and cedar spice. Earthy tannins are grippy and ground the fruitness, giving breath of texture, and providing a strong foundation for the fresh, mouthwatering black fruit.

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

Vintage 2018
ACID 6.6 g/L
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
PH 3.47
Residual sugar 2.8 g/L
AGING 18 Months. 2-4 Year Old French Oak.
Alcohol % 13.3

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TASTING NOTES

Seductive complexity in black fruit scents, a hint of foresty dried herbs, and a touch of leather and cedar spice. Earthy tannins are grippy and ground the fruitness, giving breath of texture, and providing a strong foundation for the fresh, mouthwatering black fruit.


VINEYARD NOTES

Cabernet Sauvignon was introduced to the Finger Lakes by our founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank, in the early 1960s as 1 of 66 experimental vinifera varieties. Our current Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in 1974 and 1997 on 3309 rootstock in our Keuka Estate vineyards. Vineyards on Keuka are shallow, shale-based soils which adds minerality, acidity, and elegance. Majority of the blend comes from Seneca Lake vineyards. The Banana Belt is a portion of land on the east side of Seneca Lake that receives the greatest amount of sun coupled with a location that is nearest the deepest parts of Seneca Lake, thereby having a greater impact on temperature.


VINEYARD

80% Seneca, 20% Keuka Estate.

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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