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2014 Cabernet Franc Windacre Vineyard


Gold - 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold - 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold - 2018 Harvest Challenge
Silver - 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
89 POINTS - Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Winemaker's Notes

Although the 2014 Sonoma County vintage is categorized as a drought year, it was not particularly hot. A warm summer and cool autumn provided ideal ripening conditions for both sugars and flavors. Two barrels were selected from our .75-acre Cabernet Franc block on Windacre Vineyard to produce 50 cases of this award-winning wine

Tasting Notes

“Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Franc Windacre Vineyard has fragrant Provence herbs and damp earth notes over a core of red currants, black cherries and pencil shavings, plus a hint of black pepper. Medium-bodied with plenty of freshness to lift the red berry and herbal flavors, it has approachable, chewy tannins and a long, lively finish.” ~Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 95% Cabernet Franc 5% Merlot
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.72
TA: 7.2
Barrel Program: 25% newFrench oak
Production: 50 cases

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2014 Cabernet Franc Windacre Vineyard