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2014 Cabernet Franc Reserve

2014 Cabernet Franc Reserve

Savor flavors of dark cherry, white pepper and more

Our first reserve. Refined and approachable. Aromas of dark cherry, white pepper and faint wood smoke. Flavors of red berries, cassis and a hint of earth. Full-bodied with fresh tannins and a dense, full mouthfeel.

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 26
Winemaking: 3 weeks of maceration. Rotations in stainless steel and barrel, resulting in 6 months in new and 6 months in 2nd use Hungarian oak.
Bottled: October 2016
Alcohol: 13.4%
Cases Produced: 500
Retail Price: $40.00
Enjoy: Drink now through 2022 for optimum enjoyment.
Winemaker: Gilles Martin
Release Date: February 2017