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2011 Cabernet Franc

$40.00 per Bottle
$0.00 per Case

Tasting Notes

The color of freshly sliced beets, this wine releases aromas of cherry, roasted figs and sweet tobacco. Silky in texture, elegant tannin and balanced acids, this varietal expresses dark plums, red berries surrounded by herbaceous notes. A savory start and perfectly peppered palate leads you to a smooth finish

Vineyard Designation

Sams Valley Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Wet Spring with late bud break and bloom, quality of set was excellent and high yielding. Bird pressure - average and very little disease pressure. Verasion was not until September which per the wet spring followed into a late harvest. The fall remained warm which gave the fruit time to ripen with only a few days of rain. We picked later then usual waiting for the fruit to become balanced.

Production Notes

1/3 New, 1/3 1-3 Years, 1/3 Neutral

Winemaker Notes

Joe Dobbes


Gold - 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
Vintage 2011
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Rogue Valley
Harvest Date November 6, 2011
Sugar 22.2
PH 3.7
Aging 18 M Barrel
Barrel Aging 18 Months 32% French 1-3 Years 32% French Neutral 32% French New 2% American New 1% American 1-3 Years
Ageability 10-15 Years
Bottling Date June 10, 2013
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 14.1
Size 750 ml