92 Points - Ken's Wine Guide
Gold Medal - 2009 Taster's Guild International Wine Competition
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.
A medium garnet red color, with a bouquet of violets, blueberry, strawberry and tobacco on the nose. On the palate, a note of bright acid with bakers chocolate, light spice, and vanilla giving way to a structured tannin, and a long finish with cassis and currant.
Varietal Composition: 95% “Windacre” Cabernet Franc 5% “Windacre” Petit Verdot
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Barrel Program: 80% French Oak, 20% American
Production: 125 cases
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