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2018 Cabernet Franc

2018 Cabernet Franc
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SKU: ETW18CFES

Our 2018 Cabernet Franc will draw you in immediately, with tantalizing fragrances of cherry tobacco, blueberry pie, lingonberry, and warm baking spices. The lush, fruit-forward, yet balanced palate provides structured tannins, followed by notes of ripe black plum, pomegranate, sage, cedar, and a touch of star anise.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Harvest Date
October 15, 29, 24, 2018
Acid
.58 g/mL
pH
3.63
Aging
40% New & 60% Neutral French Oak
Bottling Date
April 25, 2020
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2018 Cabernet Franc will draw you in immediately, with tantalizing fragrances of cherry tobacco, blueberry pie, lingonberry, and warm baking spices. The lush, fruit-forward, yet balanced palate provides structured tannins, followed by notes of ripe black plum, pomegranate, sage, cedar, and a touch of star anise.
Vineyard Notes
With the 2018 harvest, things returned to a more normal schedule in Alexander Valley. Cooler temperatures, a long, even growing season with good fruit set, good rainfall and higher yields and smooth ripening gave us the opportunity to dial in the flavor profiles, acidity and ripeness of our individual blocks. A brief burst of rain in early October was followed by a nice dry spell with moderate heat, and we were able to harvest beautiful, grapes with that were balanced to perfection by nature. Our Cabernet Franc grapes grow on sandy, free draining Cortina loam soils. Cortinas added gravel texture helps create wines with rich tannins and purity of varietal character.
Production Notes
78% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot
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