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2013 Cabernet Franc - Bronze BCWA

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Product Description

Cabernet Franc VQA

Vintage: 2013


Appellation: Similkameen Valley



 Chopaka Ridge Vineyards Cawston. A Sustainable vineyard with Organic practices. French Clones 214 and 331. Cane pruned and cropped at 2.75 tons per acre.



 Hand harvested October 30th. Destemmed and lightly crushed into small open top tanks. Cold soak for 7 days before alcoholic fermentation. Hand plunged daily with a total maceration of 25 days. Malolactic occurred in a combination of 80% French and 20% American oak barrels. Total Elevage 16 months.


Tasting Notes:

A complex nose leading to Cherry, Plums and Wild Strawberries, intertwined with Chocolate shavings, Mocha and Vanilla. The palate brings mixed Berries, Dill and a Earthy ruggedness, a classic Similkameen trait. Medium in weight with a balanced long finish. 



Technical Information

Technical Information
Blend: 90%Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.75
TA: 6.1 g/l
RS: 2 g/l
Cases: 311
CSPC: 653170

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