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2013 Rockpile Cabernet Franc

Buck Pasture Vineyard

2013 Rockpile Cabernet Franc
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Appellation
Rockpile
Vineyard Designation
Buck Pasture Vineyard
Composition
100% Cabernet Franc
Production
83 cases
Aging
20 months in oak barrels 100% French
Alcohol %
14.57
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2013 Cabernet Franc is an exercise in varietal correctness. If you truly love Cabernet Franc, you will covet this wine. Aromas of herbal tea, pencil lead, and mulberry blend seamlessly with sweet oak. The wine has great weight, yet is light on its feet. Fruit of black currant and crème de cassis are complemented by quintessential Cabernet Franc flavors of flint and graphite. Impeccably balanced; the 2013 Cabernet Franc shows it’s acid in its linear characteristic, yet the richness is affirmed as the wine finishes with notes of graham cracker and crème brulee. Still youthful, this wine will drink exceedingly well over the next 10-12 years, but is probably best served by an additional 12-18 months of cellaring.
Vineyard Notes
Our family’s Rockpile vineyards are located at nearly 1,200-ft. elevation in the Rockpile appellation. The Cabernet Franc is planted in the Buck Pasture Vineyard. With its gravelly loam soils, 30-degree slope and southwestern sun exposure, it is the absolute perfect place to grow this varietal.