Cabernet Franc 2013
Michel-Schlumberger's carefully tended vineyards on the western slopes of the Dry Creek Valley have a unique combination of vines, soils, and microclimates. For our Cabernet Franc wine, these elements come to an especially delicious focus, developing layers of rich dark fruit flavor and an elegant, balanced structure.
About this wine
Higher acid levels and medium in body, this wine is very versatile in food-pairing. The herbal undertones create an amazing pairing with dishes such as pasta with a zesty tomato and basil sauce or garlic-rosemary pork tenderloin.
- Wine Type
- Estate Red
- 100% Cabernet Franc
- Estate - Dry Creek Valley
- 0.57 g/100ml
This wine is made from our block of Cabernet Franc located at the very top of Bradford Mountain. With excellent rootstock and clone selections, perfect microclimate and classic red mountain-top soil, these Cabernet Franc grapes consistently develop wonderful flavors.
Harvest: October 2nd, 2013
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (25% new).
Bottling Date: July 13, 2015
Color: Deep ruby
Aromas: Rich aromas of dark plum and blueberry, with notes of pepper.
Palate: Concentrated flavors of dark fruit, lush mouthfeel and long fruit finish.