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Cabernet Franc, 2021
Shipped and sold by River Stone Estate Winery
Tasting Notes: The 2021 Cabernet Franc has an elegant earthy, fruit forward nose, a medium body, ripe varietal fruit, balanced acidity, soft, mature tannins creating a rich, long lasting mouthfeel. This wine is presently showing ripe varietal fruit character including violets, blueberries, currants, maraschino cherries, and a nice hint of French oak. This wine will age well 7-10 years+.
Winemaking: The Cabernet Franc was hand picked on October 19th, and destemmed. Approximately 80% of the fruit was left whole, uncrushed. The grapes were cold soaked between 3-5 days and then fermented in a 2850 litre stainless steel tank. The cap was plunged 2-3 time/day maximize skin to juice contact. Following fermentation the wine was pressed and transferred to another tank to settle then to barrels where malolactic fermentation was completed. Wine was aged in French oak barrels for approximately14 months (33% new). Following aging, final filtering, and bottling were completed.
Residual Sugar: 2.25 g/L