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2016 CABERNET FRANC - Seneca Lake Vineyard

Dry Red Table Wine
98 Cases produced
Alcohol: 11.6
Total sulfite addition: 35 ppm
Soil: Deeper loam over shale and limestone
Grape: 100% Cabernet Franc
- Whole Cluster Fermentation
- Ambient Yeast
- Old French Oak
- Unfined and Unfiltered

ELEVAGE: Hand picked grapes were foot crushed, whole cluster, and put into one-ton bins to ferment by ambient yeast. The grapes received once daily punchdowns for 14 days before being bucketed into the half-ton bladder press. Settled juice was pumped into old French oak barrels to finish fermentation which continued into July of 2017. In September the wine was racked off its lees and gravity bottled by hand without fining or filtration.

TASTING NOTE: Nose of fresh crushed raspberry and chalk. Fruity and full in the mouth with a dusty stem tannin and limestone finish. Decant 4-24 hours.

SENECA LAKE VINEYARD: In and around Lodi, New York on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, grower Mark Wagner maintains nearly seventy acres of vines contained in six separate plots with soils mostly composed of deeper loam over shale and limestone. Green mulching and cover crops are used to manage weeds and vines are meticulously cared for with an eye towards sustainability. These vineyards produce classic Finger Lakes wines with wonderful balance and clarity.



Two tons of beautiful cabernet franc all ready for crushing.


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