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2014 Cabernet Franc

2014 Cabernet Franc

Seamless, delicate and very easy to drink

Seamless, delicate and very easy to drink. Less oaky and not as heavy as its “Reserve” sibling. Aromas of lively red fruit, mango and crushed stones. Flavors of freshly-picked raspberries and dried fig. Medium-bodied with supple tannins with no hard edges.

2014 was an excellent vintage on Long Island. After the cold winter, bud break came late. June and July were very wet, but the dry prevailed consistently through to harvest. Cool nights alternating with warm days enhanced the color, and allowed for the slow, steady ripening of a bounty of high quality fruit.

Vineyard: Kontokosta
Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
Hand-harvested: October 19
Winemaking: 17 days of maceration. Rotations in stainless steel and barrel, resulting in 5 months in 2nd use Hungarian oak.
Bottled: August 2016
Alcohol: 13.9%
Cases Produced: 722
Retail Price: $29.00
Enjoy: Drink now through 2020 for optimum enjoyment.
Winemaker: Gilles Martin
Release Date: March 2017