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2013 Cabernet Franc - Bronze BCWA

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Cabernet Franc VQA

Vintage: 2013

 

Appellation: Similkameen Valley

 

Vineyard:

 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.

 

Winemaking:

 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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