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2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc


90 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Double Gold - 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Winemaker's Notes

Windacre Vineyard is our estate vineyard less than one mile east of the Russian River Valley, located on Limerick Lane, Healdsburg, California. This area experiences cool morning fog giving way to warn days and dropping temperatures in the evening.

Tasting Notes

The color graduates from dark purple to magenta along the edge. This Cabernet Franc has me reminiscing about my last trip to Bordeaux. The earth, dust and mushroom nose remind me of a great Bordeaux wine. When it hits my palate the dark fruits; blackberry and Bing cherry mix with the stone and leather. It’s exquisite!

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 98% Cabernet Franc 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Brix at Harvest: 25
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.61
TA: 7.7 g/L
Barrel Program: Aged 19 months in 25% new French oak
Production: 95 cases

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2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc