El Dorado Cabernet Franc 2015

El Dorado Cabernet Franc 2015


We love Cabernet Franc. Our original idea for Tintype was to focus on Loire varieties, and that means Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. While we are still looking for a great Chenin Blanc vineyard, we found our Cab Franc happy place in El Dorado county.

A delightful, food friendly wine. Aromatic red fruit with just enough peppery notes to liven up the glass.

Harvested on a perfect autumn day, this fruit arrived at the winery in ½ ton picking bins and was hand sorted and pitchforked it into the destemmer and then fermented for the next 6 weeks. At dryness the berries were pressed in a traditional basket press and aged in neutral puncheons for 15 months.

Brix at harvest: 23

Aging: Neutral French oak barrels

Bottling date: Nov. 16, 2016

Alcohol: 13.7%

Sulfite: <10ppm naturally occurring, no addition made.

Production: 67 cases

Ingredients: Sustainably grown El Dorado county grapes, ambient yeasts

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