2015 Labyrinth Cabernet Franc

 

Notes: Black currants, raspberry, plum, vanilla and violet with a touch of cedar.  Soft tannins provide an amazing mouthfeel and drinking experience.   

 

Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County

 

Vineyard: Mateo’s Vineyard

 

Harvest Date: Sept. 10, 2015

 

Vineyard Mgmt: North/South orientation, planted to VSP trellis. Bulk of vineyard fruit destined for estate grown Tantara label.

 

Vinification: Hand sorted, destemmed with extended cold soak with saignee.  Inoculated with RPIS.  Pump-overs initially then punch-downs after peak fermentation.

 

Composition: 100% Cab Franc

 

Juice Stats:  Brix 26.1, pH 3.95, TA 0.367

 

Cooperage:  25% new French oak, 25% new American oak, 50% 2nd  & 3rd use French and American oak barrels

 

Production: 129 cases

 

Alcohol: 14.4%

CABERNET FRANC - Santa Ynez Valley

$34.00Price

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