Best of Class & Gold Medal - 2013 Grand Harvest Awards
Windacre Vineyard is a single vineyard on the East edge of the Russian River Valley, located on Limerick Lane, Healdsburg, California. This area experiences cool morning fog giving way to warm days and dropping temperatures in the evening.
In the Spring of 2003 a portion of this 11 acre vineyard was replanted to Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, about 1.75 acres in total. The crop load is drastically reduced in this young vineyard to ensure the highest quality of fruit possible, and ensure a long, healthy life for these vines.
Great extraction, brilliant color with light purple hues on the edge. Floral expressions of violet, cranberry, spice, strawberry and warm berry pie. On the palate a hint of mulled blackberry and black raspberry, black berry sorbet and a hint of chocolate ice cream. Medium “elegant” tannins, youthfull acidity with notes of vanilla, winter spices and cherry cola.
Varietal Composition: 100% “Windacre” Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Brix (at harvest): 25.8
Barrel Program: 80% French Oak, 20% American 33% New
Production: 227 cases
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