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2012 Cabernet Franc

$30.00 per Bottle
$360.00 per Case

Tasting Notes

Nose: Hints of red fruit, green bell pepper, and mushroom. Palate: Surprisingly soft tannins and medium+ acidity. Strong berry flavors with undertones of pipe tobacco. Long finish due to the acid and fruit. Will continue to evolve for 5-8 years.

Vineyard Designation

Sams Valley Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

The vineyard experienced good weather and a good set. However, the entire Southern Oregon region ended up with a very short crop this year. Great fruit just less amounts, Probably due to the over set of 2011. It was a normal time of harvest in November.


Beef Bordelais, Mushroom Tarte and Double Cream Cheeses


90 Pts- Wine Advocate, Aug 2017


Bronze Medal- 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine competition Silver Medal- 2017 San Francisco International Wine competition
Vintage 2012
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Rogue Valley
Harvest Date 11/6/2012
Sugar 21.9
PH 3.6
Aging 19 months
Barrel Aging 18 Months 33% 1-3 Yr French Barrel 33% New French Barrel
Ageability 10-15 Years
Bottling Date 6/20/2014
Alcohol % 13.6
Size 750 ml