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2006 Cabernet Franc Jones Vineyard


Gold Medal - 2009 Taster's Guild International Wine Competition
Gold Medal - 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Winemaker's Notes

Jones Vineyard is located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley’s bench land. Farmed by third generation grower Ray Teldechi, these 18 year old vines are some of Sonoma’s oldest, rarest and finest Cabernet Franc vines. Only the best vintages will be used for these bottlings of Cabernet Franc.

Tasting Notes

This fourth bottling is inviting in appearance with its dark ruby red color, the 2006 “Jones Vineyard” Cabernet Franc brings scents of plum-violets, raspberry and cherry with hints of light smoke and spice to the nose. Upon tasting, flavors of cassis, spice and vanilla on the palate give way to a thick and lasting finish of currant, sweetwood and a hint of coconut.

Technical Data

Varietal Composition: 95% “Jones” Cabernet Franc 5% Dunnsden - Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 14.7%
Brix: 26
pH: 3.42
Barrel Program: 80% French Oak 20% American
Production: 125 cases

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2006 Cabernet Franc Jones Vineyard